Very few people know about primary water. This is our REAL source of water -- made deep underground by hydrogen and oxygen combining under pressure. The water we wring our hands about up here on the surface of the earth is secondary water -- the result of rain/evaporation cycles. Primary water renews itself, yet ordinary people cannot access it even if they know about it because -- the catch! -- deep wells are required, and governments claim that which is beneath the land beyond a certain depth. Still, some primary water makes its way to the surface ...
Interview from 1985 with Dr. Stephan Reiss, who coined the term "primary water," and some interesting facts: Secondary water or surface water is contaminated water, mixing with the land and its minerals. Primary water, by contrast, tends to be much more pure. An inch of rain wets the ground one foot deep. Yet this is only 1/3 of the water used by what naturally grows; primary water is the source of the rest. No rain has ever penetrated deeper than 30 feet. Nuclear radiation from above-ground events cannot affect primary water.
Now here's an interview with Ed Archuleta, the man who re-designed water use in El Paso, Texas (a desert town). It's a story of good intention filled with cutbacks, restrictions, citations, reclamation, worry, guilt, water rights and scarcity thinking! All this is necessary when you have no knowledge of or access to the earth's primary water. Yes, you must use water twice or more; catch, save and clean the drops you can. This is our modern Agenda 21 training. (Kudos, nonetheless, to Respectful Revolution for their efforts to film noble Americans.)
Read the story of East Porterville, California, a rural city with shallow private wells that have now run dry.