New Waves March 2010

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Ground Water Awareness Week March 7-13

During National Ground Water Awareness Week, March 7-13, The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) urges household well owners to check their well caps to ensure it is in good condition to protect the water supply from contamination. The NGWA, which sponsors the week, proclaimed March 9 National Inspect-Your-Well-Cap Day to encourage private well owners make this inspection.

The NGWA also urged citizens to be ground water stewards by properly using, storing and disposing of hazardous household substances; having a professional maintain your onsite wastewater treatment system (septic system); and, locating any abandoned wells on your property, then having a qualified water well system contractor make sure it is properly decommissioned.

To learn more about being a steward of ground water and well water, visit the National Ground Water Awareness Week Web site.

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