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High Plains Aquifer

Did You Know?

  • About 27 trillion gallons of groundwater are withdrawn for use in the U.S. each year.
    Ground Water Protection Council

  • A gallon of water weighs about 8 pounds.

  • 26% of household water use if for flushing the toilet.
    American Water Works Association

  • About 25% of all rainfall in the U.S. becomes groundwater.
    U.S. Geological Survey

  • Water is the only substance on Earth found naturally in three forms - solid, liquid, and gas.


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