Protect & Conserve Groundwater
- In a home with a private well, it is the home owner's responsibility to test the water once a year.
- Most wells do not require chemicals for treatment because the water moves straight from the rocks via the well into the house.
- If a home does use conditioning equipment, for example to reduce iron or hardness, the system should be kept in good working order.
- It makes sense to conserve water, whether your home is on a well or a public system, and to ensure that no harmful chemicals are disposed of down the drain.
- There are more acres of garden lawn in America than any other crop! To protect groundwater, home owners should go easy on using lawn chemicals and pesticides.
- Homes with a well and a public supply must never connect the two systems.
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Reproduced courtesy of the American Ground Water Trust - agwt.org