Thursday, August 2, 2012


What an exciting time of year—the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are in full swing!  If you are like me, you are drawn into the excitement of watching 10,960 athletes from 205 countries compete for the ultimate prize--a gold medal for their country.   Their preparation has been intense and has consumed not only the last four years but a major part of their lives.  It is an ongoing battle for them to stay diligent and focused on their prize.
Like the Olympic gold medal, groundwater is our precious prize that we need to protect and conserve everyday of our lives.  It’s the water we drink, it grows the food on our table and it nourishes our communities.   Individuals can do several things to protect and conserve groundwater: 

1)  Take short showers.
2)  Check for leaky faucets.
3)  Shut off water while brushing teeth.

4)  Dispose of chemicals properly.

5)  Limit the amount of fertilizer used on plants.

Get involved!  Join the team of individuals who are actively involved in their communities taking part in groundwater education and protection activities.  Visit  to check out opportunities to get involved and go for the gold—sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations!

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