National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5-11, 2017

Posted on March 7th, 2017

March 5 – 11 is National Groundwater Awareness Week, and regardless of whether or not you are a well owner, groundwater is an important resource for everyone. Below is some useful information that might help to make sure everyone can do their part to keep this precious resource protected. What is groundwater? Groundwater is underground water that fills voids, cracks, and other openings in soil and sand to form what are known as aquifers. The major aquifer in our area is the Trinity Aquifer. Fact: Americans use 79.3 billion gallons of groundwater a day.* Why is groundwater important? Not only do many people in rural areas depend on private water wells as their sole source of water, but many public water providers also utilize groundwater if surface water is not available. Fact: 1 out of 9 people across the world don’t have access to clean water and over 840,000 people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene related illnesses. This means gro...Read More