Tuesday, September 9, 2014
September 9 is Protect Your Groundwater Day!
Soil and Water Conservation Districts and other promotional partners of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) encourage everyone to protect public health and the environment by protecting groundwater. In the United States, 44 percent of the population regularly depends on groundwater, and 42 million Americans rely on privately owned and operated household water wells for their drinking water supply. Another 88 million residents rely on groundwater-supplied community water systems. Household water-well owners in particular, can make a major difference in water quality by how they manage their well systems and property. People who do not have household wells can also make huge contributions to groundwater quality by taking steps to conserve water and maintain their septic system. For more information, go to www.ngwa.org