Which is the best aquifer?

Asked by Betty Obrien on September 09, 2021

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The sediments that tend to make the best aquifers include sandstone, limestone,gravel and, in some cases, fractured volcanic rock.

What do humans use aquifers for? Aquifers are bodies of saturated rock and sediment through which water can move, and they provide 99% of our groundwater. Humans rely on aquifers for most of our drinking water.

How does an aquifer fill with water? When a water-bearing rock readily transmits waterto wells and springs, it is called an aquifer. Wells can be drilled into the aquifers and water can be pumped out. Precipitation eventually adds water (recharge) into the porous rock of the aquifer.

What is shale good for? Shale has many commercial uses. It is a source material in the ceramics industry to make brick, tile, and pottery. Shale used to make pottery and building materials requires little processing besides crushing and mixing with water. Shale is crushed and heated with limestone to make cement for the construction industry.