- Mariah Somers, third grader at GT Norman Elementary School
Whether you live in the city or out in the country, the water you drink comes from one of two sources; surface water or groundwater. Surface waters are sources such as rivers, lakes, streams and reservoirs. If you live in a bigger city this is where your water most likely comes from. Groundwater is found below the Earth’s surface and is collected by drilling wells to pump the water out of the ground. Water that falls from the sky as rain or snow moves down through the soil and collects in natural storage areas known as aquifers. Smaller cities and individual houses out in the country utilize groundwater sources to provide drinking water.