From our friends at the National Groundwater Association (NGWA):
“This year, we are speaking up for groundwater. Our most valuable and precious resource needs advocates who understand the importance groundwater plays in our lives and community. Any resource taken for granted is a resource at risk of being lost, which is why we are dedicating National Groundwater Awareness Week 2021 to the advocacy of groundwater safety and protection and increasing its access across the country.
The first step in advocacy is almost always education. How do we educate our friends, families, and leaders about the role of groundwater? How do we teach our neighbors about the importance of proper groundwater management, remediation, and increase awareness of water testing in private water systems? How do we ensure our voice is heard? It all starts with us because if we don’t speak up for groundwater, who will?”
The NGWA has groundwater information for all the states. Check out these great resources for California including a groundwater map, groundwater use in California, and groundwater quality profile. And share this information with everyone!