Wednesday, July 6, 2011


As we celebrated our country’s independence this past weekend, we should also celebrate our precious resource water every day!  Our country is blessed with ample, clean water supplies in comparison to other countries around the world.  For example, almost one fifth of the world’s population (about 1.2 billion people) lives in areas where the water is physically scarce.  One quarter of the global population also live in developing countries that face water shortages due to a lack of infrastructure to fetch water from rivers and aquifers.  (World Health Organization)

Water is an essential resource to sustain life.  As governments and community organizations make it a priority to deliver adequate supplies of quality water to people, individuals can help by learning how to conserve and protect the resource in their daily lives.

The Groundwater Foundation’s program called Groundwater Guardian encourages communities of all types (cities, counties, watershed, etc.) to begin and enhance groundwater education and protection activities.  Groundwater Guardian supports communities in their efforts and recognizes their achievements.  You can learn more about the Groundwater Guardian program at

As you drink a glass of water, take your shower, water your garden—remember how precious water is to you and your fellow Americans.  Take steps today to protect and conserve this precious resource—share your ideas with your friends and neighbors!

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