Over 95 percent of people living in rural parts of the United States rely on groundwater for drinking and cooking.
Keep in mind that groundwater is used as drinking water for over 50 percent of the population in urban areas.
Water in the ground, called groundwater, and above-ground water sources like rivers, lakes and oceans can be affected by many different kinds of water pollution.
Lawn care pesticides run off into groundwater and pollute the environment as pesticide particles are picked up by the wind.
Respiratory illnesses can be caused by the poor air quality and groundwater is subject to some contamination as well, which can lead to a host of health impacts.