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“He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.  They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.  The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.  He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.” – Psalm 104:10-13

Did you know that 75% of your brain is water?  You can live for about a month without food, but only for about a week without consuming water.  Water is important.  Not only do we depend on a clean supply of water for drinking and cooking, we also use it for bathing and doing laundry. We use bodies of water for swimming, boating, and fishing.

Farms depend on water for livestock and also for irrigation.  Industries use water to manufacture metal, glass, and wood products.  Water is also used to produce electrical power.

Where does all of our water come from? In Sioux Center, the city draws about half of its water from 13 shallow wells, each about 40-45 feet deep, east of town, near Sandy Hollow.  The other half of our water is obtained from two deep wells, about 300 feet deep, which are located less than a mile west of town.

Why is this important?  If we misuse the water we have, there is no way to get more. It is in everyone's best interest to conserve and protect our water.

 

"Millions have lived without love.  No one has lived without water." - Turkish businessman, 1998

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