Monday, March 9, 2009

Ground Water Awareness Week

The National Ground Water Association has designated the week of March 8–14 as National Ground Water Awareness Week.

Ground water is among the Nation’s most important natural resources, and is a major source of water supply around the world. It provides half our drinking water and is essential to the vitality of agriculture and industry as well as to the health of rivers, wetlands, and estuaries throughout the country. This year’s theme, “Be a good steward of ground water and wells,” is a call to action for everyone to protect this resource.

To learn more about groundwater and awareness week, visit:
University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute Web site,
National Ground Water Awareness Week Web site
or USGS Ground-Water Resources Program Web site.