It’s National Ground Water Awareness Week!

12 Mar

 

March 11-17 is the National Groundwater Awareness Week! But why is groundwater important?

“Ground water flows slowly underground through pore spaces between sand, gravel, and cracks in rock, in underground formations called aquifers.  These aquifers supply water that is used for sources for drinking water, agriculture, feeds our lakes and recharges our streams and rivers. More than 90 percent of all public drinking water systems rely on groundwater to supply the population with drinking water.  And millions of Americans rely on ground water from aquifers to supply their private wells.” (EPA)

Learn more about groundwater, National Groundwater Awareness Week and how you can get involved at The National Groundwater Association Web site,  Kansas Green Teams Web site  and the EPA’s Web site.

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