Protect Your Groundwater Day

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We all rely on groundwater in some way, and groundwater relies on us to protect it.

Protect Your Groundwater Day takes place on September 1, 2020. PYGWD is an annual observance established to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. The event is also a platform to encourage yearly water well testing and well maintenance.

Check out the Groundwater Foundation’s tools for engaging the next generation of groundwater professionals, including the Awesome Aquifer Kit.

Groundwater facts and figures

In 1986, Congress enacted Safe Drinking Water Act amendments requiring states to develop Wellhead Protection Programs to maintain high quality drinking water by preventing contaminants from reaching underground drinking water sources supplying public community water systems. All states have these programs. (Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wellhead Protection Program. https://www3.epa.gov/region1/eco/drinkwater/pc_wellhead_protection.html )

WellOwner.org is a one-stop resource for information relating to private water well systems and groundwater, including protecting your well and water source, and can be reached online at WellOwner.org or by calling 855-420-9355. This online service can help you find a qualified water well services contractor. (Source: WellOwner.org )

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Protect Your Groundwater Day
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Protect Your Groundwater Day
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Safe Drinking Water Act amendments require state Wellhead Protection Programs to stop contaminants from reaching sources of public drinking water systems.
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