At the City of Dayton Department of Water, our goal is to provide clean water to every resident. To tend to the needs of the city, we must first garner enough water. Luckily for Dayton, we have an abundance of this from our local aquifer – The Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer.
Aquifers are in important part of our department and because of its significance, we must protect it. The National Groundwater Awareness Week begins March 5 and ends March 11, 2017. During this week, all are welcome to promote groundwater awareness.
Here are some reasons why groundwater is so vital to our way of life:
- Groundwater supplies drinking water for 51% of the total U.S. population and 99% of the rural population.
- Groundwater helps grow our food. 64% of groundwater is used for irrigation to grow crops.
- Groundwater is an important component in many industrial processes.
- Groundwater is a source of recharge for lakes, rivers, and wetlands.
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