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Useful links to ground water educational tools


Simcoe, Ont. – The National Ground Water Association provides a wealth of educational material to help contractors and well owners keep on top of best practices. Here we share a few useful links to educational tools and videos from the association and other ground water related organizations.

Water covers nearly three-quarters of the earth’s surface, the NGWA notes on its National Ground Water Awareness Week website. It is mainly in oceans but is also found as rivers, lakes, snow and glaciers. Freshwater lakes and rivers, ice and snow, and ground water hold only 2.5 per cent of the world’s water, which most of it (about 70 per cent) comes from glaciers and permanent snow cover. Of the total world’s freshwater supply, 30 per cent is ground water, including soil moisture, wetland and permafrost. By comparison, saltwater oceans and seas contain 97.5 per cent of the world’s water supply.

Ground water myths:

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•          Ground water moves rapidly.

•          Ground water migrates thousands of miles.

•          There is no relationship between ground water and surface water.

•          Ground water removed from the earth is never returned.

•          Ground water is mysterious and occult.

•          Ground water is not a significant source of water supply.

Source: National Ground Water Association

Health Canada: What’s in your well?

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/well-puits-eng.php

Well Aware (Ontario)

http://www.wellaware.ca/

NGWA ground water facts

http://www.ngwa.org/Fundamentals/use/Pages/Groundwater-facts.asp

Wellowner.org

Tip sheet

http://www.wellowner.org/private-well-owner-tip-sheet/

Annual checkup

http://www.wellowner.org/annual-checkup/

Finished well checklist

http://www.wellowner.org/finished-well-checklist/

Well Owner Maintenance Practices

http://www.wellowner.org/well-owner-maintenance-practices/

Selected Contaminants of Concern

http://www.wellowner.org/selected-contaminants-concern/

Reasons to Test Your Water

http://www.wellowner.org/water-quality/reasons-to-test-your-water/

Selected contaminants of concern

http://www.wellowner.org/selected-contaminants-concern/

Water well disinfection

http://www.wellowner.org/water-well-disinfection/

Water: Use It Wisely

www.wateruseitwisely.com

The Private Well Class instructional videos

http://privatewellclass.org/videos

Ground Water Awareness Week in Canada is made possible in part through the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC).