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 By Heather Luinstra    News    March 9, 2022

National Groundwater Awareness Week, An Initiative Created By The National Ground Water Association, Is Slated For March 6-12

#GWAW serves as an annual reminder for water well owners to test, tend, and treat their private water systems. The National Groundwater Association, along with state and local water quality advocates encourage annual inspections and testing of...

 
 By Heather Luinstra    News    March 9, 2022

The National Groundwater Awareness Week

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) recommends well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrates, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: • There is a change in the taste,...

 

Groundwater Awareness Week Pledge to Test Campaign

National Groundwater Awareness Week is an annual, weeklong observance established by the National Ground Water Association to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of water. Established in 1999, National Groundwater Awareness...

 

Simple Ways Everyone Can Act To Protect Groundwater

Everyone can and should do something to protect groundwater. Why? We all have a stake in maintaining its quality and quantity. For starters, in Richland County, we all get our drinking water from a groundwater source of some kind. Our public water sy...

 
 By Heather Luinstra    News    March 2, 2016

Groundwater Awareness Week: March 6-12

“Time to schedule your annual water well checkup!” Just as you check your furnace or smoke detector batteries seasonally, spring is a good season to have an annual water well checkup before the peak water use season begins, according to the...

 

USDA Photo Contest

True to his roots as a frontier farm boy, on May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation to create the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Over the next two months he signed additional legislation that expanded and transformed American...

 

Conservation Practices That Save: Irrigation Water Management

As agricultural water supplies emerge as a critical natural resource issue, efficient irrigation practices and management strategies are essential in helping to meet our food and fiber production needs. As the nation’s largest water user,...

 

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