|Protect your groundwater|
|Written by Submitted|
|Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:09 PM|
Protecting Indiana’s groundwater isn’t just the responsibility of
private well owners; many public water systems draw all or part of their
supply from groundwater. The Indiana State Department of Health
encourages Hoosiers to take steps to protect the state’s groundwater.
the United States, 88 million Americans rely on groundwater-supplied
community water systems while another 42 million rely on individual
household water wells. In Indiana, approximately 25 percent of the
population use private water wells.
For household water well owners, how they manage their well systems and property can make a difference in their water quality. People who do not use household wells also can make a difference in groundwater quality, for instance, by how they store, use and dispose of
hazardous household substances, or how
well they maintain their septic systems.
To learn more about groundwater protection in Indiana, visit http://www.in.gov/isdh/20408.htm.
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