Groundwater professionals urge public to protect groundwater There is a “hidden sea” of groundwater beneath every person, so every person should act to protect it for the present and future generations, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP) said today in recognizing Protect Your Groundwater Dayon September 8.
Some 44 percent of the U.S. population depends on groundwater, the water that fills cracks and other openings in beds of rock and sand, for its drinking water supply — be it from either a public source or private well. In rural areas, the number is about 96 percent. That fact alone justifies the need for National Groundwater Awareness Week, to be observed March 8-14, 2015. x
The continuing education schedule for East Peoria has been finalized and can be viewed by clicking on this article.
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The Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals is dedicated to the protection and efficient utilization of groundwater, providing programs that support industry professionalism and providing consumer information about water wells and groundwater. The association represents water well drillers, pump installers, geothermal loop contractors, technical drillers, water quality and water treatment professionals to protect our valuable water resource. We are committed to offering quality educational programs, advocacy programs, legislative initiatives and public relations efforts to continue our mission in throughout Illinois on behalf of our members.