Our Water Story

Consolidated Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Boone County Missouri has been writing our water story since 1975. Through a reliable network of water mains, wells and storage facilities, the District delivers fresh, safe, quality water to taps in homes and businesses each day over a 383 square mile area in Boone, Callaway and Howard counties, but there’s more to the story.

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Your Water Source

Consolidated Water provides water to District patrons via multiple deep wells located throughout the District. For additional information on the water cycle and ground source water, visit the U.S. Geological Survey.

Plastic, plastic, everywhere

Plastic, plastic, everywhere

September 01, 2018

The production of plastic has grown 8 percent a year for decades, much more than any other manufactured material, because plastic is just so useful. We use it for packaging (43%) and construction (20%); we have plastic in our clothes, our cars, our computers.

Plastic really is everywhere.

“Roland Geyer, an industrial ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, says no one had tallied how much plastic people have manufactured since its invention. When he did it, he was shocked at what he found. 'Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount.' He did some calculations to understand that number. 'And it turned out that it can cover an area the size of Argentina,' he says, 'which is the eighth-largest country in the world.' 

'Ankle deep.'"NPR

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