National Groundwater Awareness Week

Happy Groundwater Awareness Week!

March 6 – 12 of 2016 is National Groundwater Awareness Day, and Coastal Carolina Water in OBX, NC & Hampton Roads, VA wants to help spread the word.

Groundwater is an important resource, making up 95% of earth’s fresh water (excluding polar caps). By continuously rotating through the hydrologic cycle of evaporation & precipitation, this water is purified.

During precipitation, the water is returned to the ground, where it soaks into soil, sand and the cracks in bedrock. From there, the water either lurks, waiting to be discovered and utilized, or moves through permeable soil until it seeps into a flowing body of water, such as a creek or stream.

Groundwater is a renewable resource, but only over time. Humanity must be cautious in our consumption of this precious commodity, to avoid depleting the supply quicker than it can replenish.

The United States uses approximately 79.6 BILLION gallons of groundwater PER DAY, and an average 44% of U.S. residents rely on it as their main source of drinking water. The majority of groundwater used in the United States is for livestock and irrigation, manufacturing, mining, and thermoelectric power, among other uses.

So, how can you help? There are many ways for you to protect the available groundwater on our planet right now. Owners of groundwater wells can take steps to keep their aquifers fresh by having the water tested for contaminants at least once a year, and Coastal Carolina Water is happy to help.

Give us a call today, and we’ll come out to your home or business and test the quality of water in your well in Hampton Roads, Virginia as well as Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde & Tyrrell and all of the counties of the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

Click here to visit Groundwater.org and learn more about how you can help preserve and protect the existing groundwater on our planet, and give earth enough time to replenish her reserves