Idaho Environmental Health Association

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control environmental health hazards and promote healthful environmental conditions.

National Groundwater Awareness Week


National Groundwater Awareness Week
is March 9 -15, 2014


Now well into its second decade, Groundwater Awareness Week spotlights one of the world’s most important resources: groundwater.

 

Who should be “aware” of groundwater? Quite simply, everyone.

 

Groundwater is essential to the health and well-being of humanity and the environment. Whether you’re on a public water system or a private well, whether you are a health care official, policymaker, regulator, or someone interested in water resources or the environment in general undefined groundwater awareness is important to you.

 

Visit the National Groundwater Association’s education page to learn more about National Groundwater Awareness Week promotional activities. You can also find more information on groundwater and water well stewardship by going to NGWA's Web site for well owners, www.wellowner.org.

 

 

RESOURCES

 

National Ground Water Association
www.ngwa.org

 

The Ground Water Foundation
www.groundwater.org

 

Environmental Protection Agency - Private Drinking Water Wells
http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/well/index.cfm

Centers for Disease Control - Private Ground Water Wells
http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/private/wells/

United States Geological Society
www.usgs.gov/water/

 

American Ground Water Trust (non-profit)
http://www.agwt.org


Idaho Groundwater:


University of Idaho Extension

http://www.extension.org/drinking_water


Idaho Health and Welfare-Educational Brochures of Common Contaminants Found in Idaho Wells
http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/EnvironmentalHealth/WellWater/tabid/1128/Default.aspx

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/ground-water/private-wells.aspx

Idaho Department of Water Resources (Well Drilling, Construction, and Water Rights)
www.idwr.idaho.gov

 

Idaho Department of Agriculture (Pesticides and Home 'A' Syst)
http://www.agri.state.id.us/Categories/Environment/water/indexwater.php
http://homeasyst.idahoag.us


Idaho Rural Water Association
www.idahoruralwater.com/

 

Idaho certified laboratories that test drinking water:

http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/Labs/CertificationDrinkingWaterLabs/tabid/1833/Default.aspx

 


Idaho Public Health Districts:

 

Panhandle Health District (1) - Counties: Boundary, Bonner, Benewah, Kootenai, Shoshone
http://www.phd1.idaho.gov/

North Central Health District (2) - Counties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce
http://idahopublichealth.com/

Southwest District Health (3) - Counties: Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington
http://www.publichealthidaho.com/

Central District Health Department (4) - Counties: Ada, Boise, Elmore, Valley
http://www.cdhd.idaho.gov/

South Central Public Health District (5) - Counties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls
http://www.phd5.idaho.gov/

Southeastern Public Health District (6) - Counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Butte, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power
http://www.sdhdidaho.org/

Eastern Idaho Public Health District (7) - Counties: Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton
http://www.phd7.idaho.gov


Ground Water for Kids:

 

http://bee.cityofboise.org/EnvironmentalEducation/index.aspx (Boise Environmental Education - Boise Water Shed)

http://www.groundwateradventurers.org/ (NGWA Groundwater Adventurers)
http://www.groundwater.org/kc/kc.html (The Ground Water Foundation - Kid's Corner)
http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/index.cfm (EPA - Drinking Water and Ground Water Kid's Stuff)
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/ (USGS - Water Science for Schools)

 

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