Protect Your Groundwater Day

Today on September 1, Jones Edmunds is observing National Ground Water Association’s Protect Your Groundwater Day.

Protection of our groundwater resources is critical – only 1% of the water on earth is useable for consumption by humans, 99% of which is groundwater.

This year, NGWA and its partners are focusing their PYGWD advocacy toward promoting annual inspections of private water wells. According to the U.S. Census, private water wells provide clean water to an estimated 45 million Americans, almost 15 percent of the U.S. population. While private water wells offer a safe and clean source of groundwater, experts agree it is important that private wells are inspected annually by a certified contractor. Read more HERE about this year’s groundwater protection mission and free resources to assist well-owners in taking action to protect the quality of our nation’s groundwater.