What happens when we continually pull water out of groundwater aquifers while putting back a mere fraction of what was removed?
CBS sought to answer that question on 60 Minutes this past Sunday with a thorough look at just how dire our groundwater situation is. Not just for Arizona or California. Not just for the United States. This is a problem affecting the entire planet, and one that isn’t likely to improve soon.
See the technology that is being employed to monitor the situation in this 60 Minutes segment. Various government agencies are involved in the process, but recognizing there is a problem is only the first step. What will we do to improve the situation?
We can all do our part to conserve water and treat it like the precious resource it is. Companies like Torrent Resources do their part by infiltrating stormwater back into the groundwater aquifers through their MaxWell line of drywells. The days of throwing away stormwater are long gone as evidenced by the more than 70,000 drywells installed by Torrent Resources in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.
Drywells have been around for hundreds of years but technology has moved them well beyond the rock filled pit they once were. MaxWell Drywells (MaxWell Type IV and MaxWell Plus) incorporate pre-treatment technology and are designed to deposit stormwater well above the actual groundwater aquifer. This allows the stormwater to receive a final level of treatment as it passes through soils before replenishing groundwater supplies. Studies have shown that stormwater infiltrated back into the groundwater aquifer through a MaxWell Drywell is of higher quality than the groundwater already there.
The entire segment is available at the link below: