Monday, November 22, 2010

Clean, Safe Groundwater is a Blessing

It is that time of year again when each of us takes stock of the blessings in our lives. Each of us should count clean, ample groundwater among our many blessings.

Why is clean, ample groundwater a blessing? Well the fact that over 50 percent of Americans rely on groundwater for drinking water and that water is vital to life ought to make it a blessing. Or how about the fact that groundwater supplies much of the irrigation water used to water the crops that grow our food supply. Or that many of us depend upon groundwater to bathe ourselves, wash our dishes, and clean our homes. Each of these reasons make groundwater something we should all be thankful for and not take for granted.

Here at the Foundation we are also thankful for each of you who in some way help to protect groundwater each day. It may be that you are a member of the Groundwater Foundation to support our educational work. It may be that you are a part of a Groundwater Guardian team or are a Groundwater Guardian Green Site manager and you work towards groundwater protection every day. It may be that you are an educator that helps us spread the word about the importance of groundwater and what each of us can do to protect it. However you are involved in groundwater protection, we are thankful for your participation.

During this holiday season, help us continue our work by considering one or more of these actions:
  • If you are not a member of the Groundwater Foundation, become one now.
  • Sign up at and choose the Groundwater Foundation as your charity, and download the search toolbar to your computer. Then each time you search the internet, The Groundwater Foundation will earn money for its mission. 
  • Shop online through and a portion of each purchase will be directed towards the Groundwater Foundation. 
  • Keep protecting groundwater in your community each and every day!
Again, thanks for all you do to help protect groundwater! And, we wish you many blessings in the year ahead.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding us that clean, ample groundwater is a blessing! It’s amazing how much we depend on groundwater in our daily lives. Since there are only a few weeks til Christmas, I took your suggestion and signed up at and chose The Groundwater Foundation as my charity. Then I purchased one of my gifts online at and a percent of my purchase was donated to The Groundwater Foundation. It was so easy to do—one less gift to buy and I helped The Groundwater Foundation further its mission with my donation! I encourage you to do the same!