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1. Groundwater is rain water/precipitation that soaks into the soil, filling in beds of rock and sand openings.

2. 95% of all the fresh water in the world, excluding polar ice caps, is groundwater.

3. Through natural filtration, groundwater can move into large underground natural storage areas known as aquifers; in the mountainous regions, groundwater is stored within fractured bedrock.

4. Bottled water can come from groundwater.

5. “According to a 2001 independent market survey sponsored by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), 78% of private water well owners prefer receiving their drinking water from their own well.”

For more information on this topic, check out the article, “Understanding Groundwater” on the Well Owner website.