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Studies Finding More and More Pesticides in Groundwater

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Civil engineering firm butte, Engineering, Groundwater

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Humans rely on water for a lot. Not only do we require it to stay alive, but we use it to bath and water important things like our crops to keep us fed. Understandably taking care of our water supply is an important job for the continuation of our very species. However, not everyone is environmentally friendly.

For example, many companies use pesticides and chemicals on our crops that end up running off into important environmental areas, like estuaries and, inevitably, our groundwater. In fact, recent reports have found that about 45 percent of streams, 47 percent of lakes, and 32 percent of all bays in the United States are polluted. Additionally, it’s estimated that more than two-thirds of all