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Years elapsed as the siblings and I generously took advantage of the water supply within our reach.

Almost 20 years later, my showers are down to 15 minutes, and most of my drinking water comes out of a bottle.

I realize water is no longer an unlimited commodity.

Facts gathered by the USGS indicate the Sparta Aquifer can only sustain 52 (mgd) million gallons per day. We currently use 70 mgd, or 18 million gallons too much to sustain the Sparta.

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