Thursday, May 5, 2016

Celebrate Your Drinking Water!

By Cindy Kreifels, The Groundwater Foundation

Happy Drinking Water Week!  That’s right, we are celebrating drinking water this week, May 1-7, 2016.  Why celebrate drinking water – well because it is just that, the water we drink!  Pretty important resource.  

So where does your drinking water come from?  Seems like a simple question. But can you answer it? 

Sure it comes from the tap, or a bottle for that matter – but where does that water come from?  You might say the water tower, maybe the water plant or even the local utility.  That’s probably correct if you live in a municipality.  But let’s go one step further – where does that water come from? 

Yes, we are finally getting down to the source of your drinking water.  You might answer from a river, a stream, reservoir, or possibly groundwater.  This will vary depending on where you live.  This is the important part though – knowing where your drinking water originates and what role you can play in protecting it.

What can you do?  The Groundwater Foundation has a few ideas at or  Check these out and come up with some of your own ideas.

What are you, your community or your utility doing to protect its drinking water?  Did you celebrate Drinking Water Week?  Share your ideas and actions so that others can act too!

Cheers to a tall cold glass of water!

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