Groundwater is a hidden treasure beneath our feet.

It is a vital resource for drinking water, irrigation, and industrial purposes.

Groundwater levels have been declining in many parts of the world due to overpumping and abstraction.

This is a classic tragedy of the commons.

Individuals have an incentive to pump as much groundwater as they can, even if it means depleting the resource for everyone else.

The United States is not immune to this problem.

In fact, groundwater levels have declined in 40 states over the past 40 years.

This is a serious threat to our water security.

We need to take action to protect our groundwater resources.

There are a number of things we can do as individuals, such as: 1. reducing our reliance on groundwater

2. improving our water conservation practices 3. developing new technologies to help us use groundwater more efficiently.

By working together, we can avoid a looming groundwater crisis.

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