Protect & Conserve Groundwater

Updated: April 24, 2015

  • 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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