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Posted on: March 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] National Groundwater Awareness Week


GWAW (Ground Water Awareness Week #GWAW2018) is an annual observance established by National Groundwater Association (NGWA) to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of water.  The City of Dayton Department of Water tends to our water systems infrastructure by Replacing 800 miles of pipe per year (which is 1% of our distribution system) to ensure our high quality water safely reaches your homes, businesses and schools.

The City of Dayton Department of Water joins National Groundwater Association to participate in an annual observance of the National Ground Water Awareness Week.   During the week of March 12-16, 2018 the Department of Water will provide you:

  • Opportunity to tour the Water Treatment Plant.  Click Here to register your tour.
  • Volunteer Opportunity.   Use the following link to register as a Dayton Children's Water Festival volunteer.    children water festival

Here are some facts about groundwater use:

  1. Only 1 percent of the water on Earth is useable.
  2. The United States uses 349 billion gallons of freshwater every day.
  3.  Groundwater accounts for 33 percent of all the water used by U.S. municipalities.
  4. 44 percent of the U.S. population depends on groundwater for its drinking water supply.
  5. More than 13.2 million households have their own well, representing 34 million people.
  6. 53.5 billion gallons of groundwater are used for agricultural irrigation each day. In 1990 that number was 2.2 billion.
  7. Groundwater is the world’s most extracted raw material with withdrawal rates in the estimated range of 259 trillion gallons per year.    

Link to Groundwater Awareness video:

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