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Protect Your Groundwater Day - September 10, 2013

Many parts of the United States depend on groundwater as a primary source of water. This page includes resources for environmental health practitioners on groundwater protection.

Photo collage: water top (man hole), graphic image of a well, image of a lake, and a water faucet.

EHS Resources

Compilation of water related publications from the EHS publications page:

Drinking Water Topic Page – environmental health resources on drinking water

Onsite Wastewater Topic Page – environmental health resources on onsite wastewater

Water Security – general information on water security from the Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners website

CDC Resources

Drinking Water – CDC’s drinking water website includes topics on public and private water systems, bottled water, and water fluoridation

Water-Related Emergencies & Outbreaks – information about water-related emergencies and outbreaks, including outbreak response toolkits, disaster supply kits, and emergency preparedness for both water-related natural disasters and man-made disasters such as intentional contamination

Other Resources

Private Wells and Human Health – Environmental Protection Agency website provides information on natural and human contaminants as sources of pollution to ground water

Protect Your Groundwater Day – National Groundwater Association website provides information on Ground Water Protection Day (September 10, 2013)

US Geological Survey (USGS)

  • USGS Groundwater Data – links to data about groundwater levels, aquifers, water use, groundwater quality, local groundwater, and other resources for gathering groundwater data
  • USGS Groundwater Watch – database with records from about 850,000 wells compiled over the past 100 years

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