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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 10 years ago

water availability in north America?

hi,

i need to know is the water quality in north America (canada and US) good? Is it clean and where do they get it from? Also do we have access to clean water all the time? And just a whole bunch of facts about water for north America.

thanks!!

kevin

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  • 10 years ago
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    i need to know is the water quality in north America (canada and US) good? Is it clean

    Very Good. Most everywhere in Canada and the USA has tap water that is perfectly safe to drink all year round.

    and where do they get it from?

    It is different depending where you mean. Los Angeles for example uses ground water, water from the Colorado River and brought by aquaduct from Northern California.

    Vancouver BC uses only water from a reserved mountain watershed and it is mainly snow/glacier melt.

    Also do we have access to clean water all the time?

    Yes

    And just a whole bunch of facts about water for north America.

    Use wikipedia

  • 10 years ago

    It really depends on where you're living. Remember, North America is a huge land mass with a huge range of climates. I suggest Googling your question and finding some real resources online. Really, even Wikipedia would be more reliable than Y!A.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    kinda depnds n where you live.

    ie, if you live in a city, you get your water from a water treatment facitily which is clean and at least a little filtered.

    however, if you live in a very rural area, you get your water from a well, which can have varying degrees of 'not as clean'.

    ie; there is an area in nothern colorado which is primarily served by ground water. they are developing the natural gas drilling there and use a process called 'fragging', shich cracks the crust to get at the gas and oil. thius can lead to natural gas actually entering the water table and your water can actually light on fire;

    http://www.9news.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=11225...

    Source(s): many people dont seem to realise how big the US is. some states are easily larger than whole european countries, in fact many are.
  • 4 years ago

    supplying you with the solutions isn't helping you. it is the reason it is named a "prepare" examination. in case you have been going to play Carnegie corridor, might you ask somebody to play your violin for you?

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