Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ode to Groundwater

By Cathy Lotzer, Groundwater Foundation Board Member

What is groundwater,
and where is it found?
Why it’s water beneath,
our feet - underground.

Through soil, sand, and rock,
under the ground it moves.
Its home is called an aquifer,
with many fractures and grooves.

The aquifer is recharged
with rain and melted snow.
Depending on the type of soil,
it can happen fast or slow.

Groundwater comes to the surface,
on its own or through a pipe.
Naturally through springs, lakes, or streams,
or by drilling a well of some type.

The aquifer is very important,
and must be protected from above.
For pollutants can sink below the surface,
and destroy this water we love.

More than 50% of the United States,
requires groundwater each day.
We drink it and irrigate our crops,
it is a vital resource in every way.

So now the story has been told
and you know what you must do.
Please help protect our groundwater
for its future lies with you!

1 comment:

Environmental Equipment Inc. said...

I talk to fieldworkers and technicians testing groundwater on a daily basis but I can honestly say that I've never heard of a poem about groundwater until now!

I guess that's one more reason why groundwater is so overlooked by everyone… until, of course, it's not there anymore.