It's Beneath Us: Groundwater Awareness Week
Maybe something as important as drinking water should get more than a week for recognition.
But next week, March 8-14, is Groundwater Awareness Week across the country.
Our region traditionally relies on surface water fed by snowpack, but groundwater grows in importance in drought years.
Hydrogeologist Amy Patton visits to talk about the importance of groundwater, and the many current issues connected to it. She is joined by Tara Chetock and Nadige Dubuisson of the Oregon Health Authority's Domestic Well Safety Program.
AFTER THE SHOW: Our guests provided a wealth of groundwater links:
For information about upcoming public education and free nitrate testing events in Southern Oregon:
Regarding Private Well Protection :
Regarding DEQ’s Groundwater Protection Program:
Regarding DEQ’s Groundwater Sampling Program:
Regarding House Bills:
For pump and well maintenance information:
Groundwater Protection Council Report to the Nation: A Call to Action: