About 44 percent of the U.S. population-and as much as 96 percent of those in rural areas-rely on groundwater for a drinking water supply. Contaminated groundwater not only compromises the drinking supply, but also the environmental ecosystems that depend on it and even the very security of our great nation.
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is drawing public attention to groundwater and water well stewardship issues by sponsoring National Groundwater Awareness Week, which takes place during the week of March 9-15th, 2014.
NGWA offers a variety of promotional resources on its website to help educate the public about steps they can take to protect groundwater. WQA member companies are encouraged to join in this effort. Click here for details on how you can get involved.