"The testing equipment today is such that we can test for the absolute minutest details, in anything. And factories pollute, agriculture pollutes, slash and burn method pollutes, everything pollutes. Whatever we call pollution. And the use of pesticides and herbicides can also be a polluting situation. However, you talk about this area here. You talk about the Wessel's Farm, York County, Hamilton County, the area around us. We're very fortunate, we've got from 80 to 150 foot of clay which will help clean up anything we put in there before it gets to the water level. And so the pollution that has been available – not necessarily that has been done but has been available in this area – is really very little. It's been mitigated by the fact that we have this soil to help us. But, you get into the areas where you have a very sandy soil, and it becomes much more of a problem. And it is. And they have controls there to help control that already to where the farmers do not put chemicals onto their soils which will pollute the underground water that they use for drinking or for irrigation or whatever. And so, I just want to say for the benefit of anybody who hears this that the farmers are acutely aware of pollution. And I think they're doing a pretty darn good job. Of course, it's being pushed by the government. It's being pushed by the cities. But that's the way things work. So, I would not fear for our water supply – underground water supply for the future really. "

Gordon Schmidt on Water Pollution


Other Excerpts from Gordon Schmidt & John Steingard's Interview:

Pearl Harbor
Conscientiouis Objectors
Postwar Fertilizer Use
Building Grain Bins
Miracle of Irrigation
Homemade Drilling Rigs
Leveling the Land
Plaster Lathe Boxes
Digging Irrigation Wells by Hand