Extended Explanation

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Since the term 'useful quantities' depends on the user (for example, the Simplot phosphate plant requires a water supply of thousands of gallons per minute, whereas the average homeowner would be happy with 50 gallons per minute), what is considered a 'good' aquifer for domestic purposes may not be useful for industry or irrigated agriculture.