During the week of March 10-16, 2019, the National Ground Water Association will observe National Groundwater Awareness Week (GWAW).
GWAW provides an opportunity for people to learn about the importance of groundwater and how the resource impacts lives. This year’s theme, Think, was designed to urge each of us to consider various ways we can protect our most valuable natural resource!
What does this mean for you? Think about getting that leaking faucet fixed. Think about not running the water while you brush your teeth. Or Think about getting that leaking faucet fixed. Think about the farmers that rely on groundwater to grow the food we eat. And if you own a well, Think about having your well inspected to protect your drinking water system. During #GWAW, Think about our future.
What exactly is groundwater?
Groundwater starts as rain and melted snow. It seeps into the ground from the surface through soil, sand, gravel and rocks. Water collects in small pockets in between the sand and gravel (or “pores”) underground. See this animated video for more information.