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