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Voice of our Readers June 15, 2023

Olson: Water on earth is about 4.5 billion years old

Letter to the Editor:
Re: article in current Star Herald about Rock County Water System receiving a

grant to determine nitrates and also the age of water in Rock County.
If you google “How old is drinking water,” you find that all water on earth is about 4.5 billion years old. It was formed during the formation of

the solar system and just cycles and changes form (as rain, snow, sleet, etc.) No new water has been added since that time.
Perhaps the grant is designed to determine how long nitrates have been in the

county’s water?
I like to tell people I only drink fresh water; it’s 4 1/2 billion years old!
Ken Olson,
Luverne native now in Pinedale, Wyoming

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