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Students find saving water “elementary”

 •  by Lois Henry
Barbara Elrod, left, and one of her students Kamyah Gaut, talk about their class project to find ways to improve groundwater recharge by using grey water. SCREENSHOT: Lois Henry

When a region’s groundwater is critically depleted and its dirt as hard as a frying pan, how do you refill the aquifer?

Ask a fifth grader.

Actually, ask the fifth and sixth grade combination class at Bakersfield’s Munsey Elementary School taught by Barbara Elrod.

Elrod’s students discovered a pretty cool way to both conserve water and recharge aquifers through “grey water.”

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