According to the on line encyclopedia Wikipedia, a sink hole "is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer. Some are caused by karst processes—for example, the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks or suffosion processes. Sinkholes vary in size from 1 to 600 m (3.3 to 2,000 feet) both in diameter and depth, and vary in form from soil-lined bowls to bedrock-edged chasms. Sinkholes may form gradually or suddenly, and are found worldwide."
But can these sink holes affect our drinking water supply? The answer although shocking may in fact be yes they can. Officials in Florida now say a massive sinkhole in Florida has allowed millions of gallons of radioactive water to pour into one of the world's most productive aquifers. Crew found the sinkhole in a containment pond at the New Wales Mosaic plant in Mulberry on August 27th, 2016. The officials found that the water level in one of the ponds suddenly dropped and an investigation turned up a 45 foot diameter hole with "NO BOTTOM." According to reports by WFTS-TV news in Florida 215 million gallons of contaminated water used to process fertilizer have been drained. Although a recovery well was built to attempt to remove the contaminated water out of the aquifer there is no guarantee that the detected contaminants will not seep into the groundwater, say officials.
This causes many questions to be raised not the least of which is "Do you have any idea what is in your drinking water?" Eagle Industries Corp and Eagle Water Treatment Systems are ready to help you purify your drinking water and protect you and your family from possible contamination. Give us a call today at 1-866-222-9308 and we will be more than happy to visit your home or place of business and provide you with a free water quality evaluation. Drinking pure, safe, clean, great tasting water is only a phone call away!