Protect Your Groundwater Day on September 8, 2015

National Ground Water Association

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) celebrates Protect Your Groundwater Day on September 8, 2015, promoting water conservation and contamination prevention as ways to protect groundwater resources.

"Every person can do something to protect local groundwater, from not polluting it to using water wisely," says NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens. "The good news is that for most people all it takes is a small adjustment in their daily habits."

Why bother? For starters, 99 percent of all available freshwater comes from aquifers underground, according to NGWA. The AGI member society that by focusing on actionable steps that every person can take, Protect Your Groundwater Day can spur people to protect this resource. For educational information and resources, see http://www.ngwa.org/Events-Education/groundwater-day/Pages/default.aspx.

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