Groundwater

Groundwater is a vital resource to each of us – individuals, communities and our businesses. It’s the water we drink, it grows our food and recharges rivers and lakes. It’s so very important to do your part at your home with your private well and help keep it clean! As you may know, groundwater is water found underground in cracks and spaces in soil, sand and rock. These underground stores of water are called aquifers. Groundwater is critically important to daily living. Of all the Earth’s water that is readily available for use by humans, … [Read more...]

Groundwater

On Protect Your Groundwater Day which took place last month, the University of Nebraska Extension team joined the National Ground Water Association in urging us to protect one of our most important natural resources – groundwater. According to Sharon Skipton, a University of Nebraska extension educator, everyone can and should do something to protect groundwater. We all have a stake in maintaining its quality and quantity.  Here are a few bits of information and tips you should know about: 95 percent of all available fresh water comes … [Read more...]