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National Protect Your Groundwater Day 2010

13 September, 2010 (14:08) | Drinking Water System, Water News | By: admin

September 14 is a day that we all should observe – not just on this one day, but every day of the year. That is Protect Your Groundwater Day. This observance was initiated by the National Ground Water Association with the hopes of making the public more aware of the quality and quantity of water that we use and have available.

We often take clean water for granted in America because our municipalities test, treat, and provide a seemingly unending source of water. Because of that, Americans use more water per person than any other country in the world! We should be careful though, because the testing and treatment comes at a cost and the supply is limited. So, let’s think beyond our kitchen sink for just a moment. Where does the water come from? 95% of all available freshwater comes from underground aquifers – groundwater. That’s a huge percentage, and we’d have a really tough time coming up with an affordable and reliable replacement source if those aquifers were badly contaminated or depleted.

So, as part of Protect Your Groundwater Day, let’s take action in two different ways – let’s prevent contamination and promote conservation. Contamination doesn’t just occur because of human action, it’s also a daily occurrence in nature as water is exposed to microorganisms, radioactive compounds, and heavy metals. As individuals, we have little control over naturally occurring contamination, so that means we need to be extra diligent in preventing the contamination that we can control! Conservation is also something we have direct control over. We can choose to shut off the faucet while brush our teeth, we can choose high-efficiency appliances, we can plant geographically appropriate landscapes.

Here at Rayne Water Corporation, we promise to do our part. We recently introduced the Rayne Evolution Drinking Water System with LINX Technology, which is a drinking water system that uses a fraction of the amount of water as a traditional reverse osmosis system. We also offer our water softener customers Exchange Tank Services, so that no salt is used or discharged from our customers’ homes. We do the regeneration process in a controlled environment so that water is not wasted and salt is not flushed down the drain.

Let’s all make a commitment to keeping our groundwater safe, not only for today but for generations to come.

To watch an interesting video about where our water comes from, click HERE.

Comments

Comment from Cliff Treyens
Time September 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Thank you very, very much for helping the National Ground Water Association to promote Protect Your Groundwater Day! Your partnership in this effort is great appreciated! I checked our database, assuming Rayne Water Conditioning was an NGWA member. I was surprised to find that you are not. That makes it all the more impressive that you are supporting Protect Your Groundwater Day so vigorously. NGWA would love to have Rayne as a company member. It is very inexpensive, and I think you will find the benefits far outweight the cost. Will you consider this? Warm regards,

cliff treyens | public awareness director
national ground water association
601 dempsey road | westerville, ohio 43081 | usa
800 551.7379 (614 898.7791), x 554
http://www.ngwa.org | http://www.wellowner.org | http://www.groundwateradventurers.org

join us december 7-10 in las vegas, nevada, for the 2010 ngwa ground water expo and annual meeting

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