REGENESIS and the National Groundwater Association want to remind you that today, September 13, is National Protect Your Groundwater Day!
Today, REGENESIS and the NGWA reminds you to:
ACT — Acknowledge, Consider, Take Action!
1. Acknowledge the causes of preventable groundwater contamination!
* There are hazardous substances common to households
* Most household water use occurs in a few areas around the home.
* Wellheads should be a safe distance from potential contamination
* Septic system malfunctions can pollute groundwater
* Poorly constructed or maintained wells can facilitate contamination
* Improperly abandoned wells can lead to groundwater contamination
2. Consider which apply to you!
* What specific hazardous substances are in and around your home?
* Where do you and your family use the most water?
* Is your wellhead a safe distance from possible contamination?
* Is your well/septic system due for an inspection?
* Are there any abandoned wells on your property?
3. Take action to prevent groundwater contamination!
* When it comes to hazardous household substances:
* Store them properly in a secure place
* Use them according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
* Dispose of them safely.
* When it comes to water conservation:
* Modify your water use (more water saving tips)
* Install a water-saving device.
(Information from: http://www.ngwa.org/Events-Education/groundwater-day/Pages/default.aspx)
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