This .1 credit course covers the world's challenges with providing drinking water to our ever growing population.
Where does our drinking water come from?
The water that comes out of our faucets was once underground in an aquifer or in a river or lake.
The water is treated and moved from the source to people. This is a very complicated process in many different places.
Big Cities and Water
Every big city in the United States needs a source of water that can supply 50 gallons or more per day to each resident.
In the United States supplying water is one of the most important functions of government. Water is very important everybody and making sure people have a supply of clean water is very important.
Threats to drinking water
Drinking water is very valuable, but so are many things that threaten drinking water.
Many different activities can damage drinking water. These areas will be covered in this section.
How much water do we use?
Nearly everything we eat, wear or use needs water in it's production.
We use quite a bit of water every day. In this section we cover how much water people use on average and why that is important.