Demand for Water

1- History of Water
2- The Water Cycle & Sherwood Sandstone
3- The Demand for Water
4- Water Supply in Developing Countries

The Water Cycle & Sherwood Sandstone

Papplewick is situated over Sherwood sandstone, which acts like a giant sponge, soaking up, storing and naturally filtering impurities from the water. This sedimentary rock is over 200 million years old and extends over a vast area.

Water cycle diagram
The water cycle

Twenty percent of this rock is made up of holes into which rainwater trickles and is stored. When water is removed, for example from a well sunk into the stone, then more water percolates down to replace it. As the water trickles through the stone, most of its impurities are removed.

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