Fredericktowne Labs, Inc. - Named Official Groundwater Protector for NGWA’s National Groundwater Awareness Week

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#GWAW Highlights Protection of the Resource; Encourages Public

March 2019, Fredericktowne Labs, Inc. officially earned the distinction of groundwater protector during the National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) 20th anniversary of National Groundwater Awareness Week (#GWAW). Taking place March 10-16, #GWAW is an annual observance established to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. The event is also a platform to encourage yearly water well testing and well maintenance.

Fredericktowne Labs, Inc. has been in business for over 33 years, offering well testing for private home owners since we first opened our doors in 1985.

This year’s theme, Think, was designed to urge each of us to consider various ways we can protect our most valuable natural resource. So Think about not running the water while you brush your teeth. Or Think about getting that leaking faucet fixed. Think about the farmers that rely on groundwater to grow the food we eat. And Think about having your well inspected to protect your drinking water system. In short, during #GWAW, Think about our future.

Approximately 132 million Americans rely on groundwater for drinking water. It is used for irrigation, livestock, manufacturing, mining, thermoelectric power, and several additional purposes, making it one of the most widely used and valuable natural resources we have. Consider the following facts:

  • Americans use 79.6 billion gallons of groundwater each day.
  • Groundwater is 20 to 30 times larger than all U.S. lakes, streams, and rivers combined.
  • 44 percent of the U.S. population depends on groundwater for its drinking water supply.
  • More than 13.2 million households have their own well, representing 34 million people.

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