- Quite a bit of our local drinking water from groundwater aquifers is 40,000 years old.
- Virginia receives an average of 40 inches of rain each year, but less than one-half inch of it soaks into our groundwater sediment.
- Our groundwater has dropped as much as 200 feet during the last century in some areas in Virginia.
- In James City County, current water consumption (in 2015) is 5.6 million gallons per DAY.
- Virginia's DEQ may cut James City County's daily water withdrawal to 3.8 to 4 million gallons.
Other eye-opening news is that the EPA tells us that $6.7 billion is needed for drinking water infrastructure needs in Virginia alone. $4.5 billion for pipeline improvements.
And $384 BILLION just to maintain the existing drinking water infrastructure in the entire country.