Environmental impacts of beef: water use
In addition to contaminating waterways, groundwater, and even marine environments, those who use pesticides and live in rural areas tend to contaminate not only the water supplies of their own livestock operations and those of their neighbours, but also their own water supplies.
Many people living on farms in the United States cannot safely drink their own well water.
1. Dr. Jim Oltjen, University of California at Davis and Dr. Jon Beckett, formerly of University of California at Davis