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By LuAnn Schindler

Test, Tend, Treat

Groundwater Awareness Week looks at protecting earth's precious resource


March 13, 2024

National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 10 - 16

When we turn on a faucet, we expect the water filling the glass to be safe; however, a 2022 Gallup Poll reports that 57% of American adults worry about safe drinking water.

Nebraskans are no different.

According to Laura Nagengast, UNL Extension educator, 85% of Nebraskans rely on groundwater for drinking water.

Since most of the state's groundwater comes from the Ogallala Aquifer, more people need to be aware of the role groundwater plays in their daily routines.

Amy Latzel, environmental health coordinator for the North Central District Health Department said National Ground Water Awareness...

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