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Groundwater: Resources for EH Practitioners

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

In 2014 National Groundwater Awareness Week is celebrated on March 9-15. 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.

EHS Resources

Drinking Water – Environmental Health Services topic page with information related to drinking water, including the following products:

Wastewater – Environmental Health Services topic page with information related to wastewater, including the following articles:

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

National Groundwater Awareness Week – National Groundwater Association website provides information on National Groundwater Awareness Week (March 9-15, 2014)

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

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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