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Let this Sink in: We Need to Stop Wasting Our Groundwater

This month, nature gave the dry continent a good soaking. Sydney has had nearly 400mm of rain and counting. That’s more than three times the monthly average. Perth has already copped twice its monthly average for March. Even Alice got a dousing.

After the deluge, where did all the water go? Homeowners will tell you it poured through their houses. Drivers will say the roads. Most of it will run out to the sea. But some of it will stay with us, sinking into the soil and recharging our aquifers.

How much? No one really knows. And that’s a problem.

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