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National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 4 to 8, 2015
Groundwater along with oxygen is arguably the most important natural resource for human life, and National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8 to 14, 2015, is a good time to learn how to become a good steward of it, according to the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA)
Ninety-nine percent of all available freshwater in the world is groundwater, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That means all the world’s rivers, lakes, and streams make up only 1%.
“Life as we know it would quite simply not be possible without groundwater. It provides drinking water to about 132 million Americans, supplies surface freshwater bodies, waters crops, and supports ecosystems,” said NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens.
“The same is true throughout the world. That is why it is so important that every person do something to be a good steward of this vital resource—and there are some very practical things every person can do,” Treyens said.
Consider the following:
NGWA encourages every person to protect and conserve groundwater in the following ways: