Learn More About Groundwater 

Visit the following websites for a deeper dive into the importance of groundwater, or check out our educational resources section for activities (and printable fact sheets) designed to educate groundwater guardians of all ages!​

Well & Septic

Maintenance 

Because drinking wells are a direct link to our groundwater, it’s important to keep in mind what materials and objects we bring into close proximity to them. Many common and necessary household chemicals can impact the safety of your well water, and it’s especially important to consider the location of your septic system if you have one.

 

Refer to this helpful well-siting diagram based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations and check out our resources section for more information!

 

WATER QUALITY TESTING

WELL INSPECTION

SEPTIC SYSTEM

INSPECTION

SEPTIC SYSTEM

PUMPING

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 Learn More About Groundwater 

 

Well & Septic

Maintenance 

Because drinking wells are a direct link to our groundwater, it’s important to keep in mind what materials and objects we bring into close proximity to them. Many common and necessary household chemicals can impact the safety of your well water, and it’s especially important to consider the location of your septic system if you have one.

 

Refer to this helpful well-siting diagram based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations and check out our resources section for more information!

WATER QUALITY TESTING

WELL INSPECTION

SEPTIC SYSTEM

INSPECTION

SEPTIC SYSTEM

PUMPING

 

 More Resources for... 

Rural Communities & Private Well Owners


Like many other household appliances, owning a private drinking well on your property requires regular maintenance and care. Though government standards regulate public water suppliers, a homeowner with a private well is responsible for their water and the upkeep of the infrastructure that goes along with it. This means keeping up with regular maintenance of your drinking well components and monitoring your water quality. Check out this video to learn more about how wells work, and navigate the links below for helpful information and assistance in maintaining your well year-round.




Caring for Your Septic System


Septic systems are an important part of your household water system and require specific maintenance and consideration. Ensuring your septic system is well-maintained allows the used or soiled water from your home to be filtered and returned to its original groundwater source, maintaining the quality of drinking water for the entire community. Follow the links below for quick tips, county-specific guidance, and helpful maintenance information on homeowner septic systems.




Public Officials & Community Leaders


The following resources offer specific information regarding several groundwater-related topics that may be relevant for local leaders and policymakers to consider when making choices or recommendations for their communities. Contact us with any questions, concerns, or inquires about additional topics that may be of interest to our regional municipalities.





 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Educational Resources 

Educating residents, community leaders, and future groundwater guardians means that we can ALL enjoy clean drinking water for years to come. Check out these resources for fun and engaging activities, lesson plans, and fact sheets.

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