A promising future : The necessity of underground water development
The water found in rivers and lakes only makes up 3% of the available water on land. The remaining 97% is found underground and is largely unutilized by society, even though it is some the cleanest ( that is the least polluted ) water, found on earth.
This underground water is largely unaffected by climate change throughout the season, even during the cold winter months, when outside temperatures fall well below freezing. The construction cost of a well/bore is quite inexpensive when comparing it to the costs of connecting to the local water mains, and the having to pay the ever increasing monthly water rates. Using underground water is preferable environmentally, to daming and flooding limited arable land.
Wells can be located so they can provide apart from fresh clean drinking water, water for commercial purposes such as irrigation for lawns, water for pools, water fountains, melting of snow on driveways, roofs, and around buildings during the long winter months, etc..