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Press release:  Protect your Groundwater Day, September 8, 2015

Groundwater professionals urge public to protect groundwater

There is a “hidden sea” of groundwater beneath every person, so every person should act to protect it for the present and future generations, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Nebraska Well Drillers Association said today in recognizing Protect Your Groundwater Day on September 8.

Groundwater makes up 99 percent of the world’s available freshwater, said NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens. All surface water bodies such as lakes and streams make up only 1 percent of the earth’s available freshwater.

“How a person uses water, or stores or disposes of hazardous substances, can affect groundwater quality and quantity,” Treyens said. “If you own a water well, your daily habits can have a direct impact on your household drinking water supply.”

Beginning on Protect Your Groundwater Day, there are at least two key ways people can protect the resource.

First, conserve water by:

· Never pouring water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering indoor plants or a garden

· Repairing dripping faucets and toilets—one drop a second wastes 2,700 gallons of water a year

· Retrofitting all household faucets by installing aerators with flow restrictors

· Choosing appliances that are water- and energy-efficient

· Turning the faucet off when not actually using water, such as while brushing your teeth

· Following more water-saving tips on NGWA’s webpage,

Second, prevent groundwater contamination by:

· Moving possible contamination sources a safe distance from the wellhead

· Getting current on your septic system inspection and cleaning

· Properly maintaining your well system to help keep contamination out

· Properly decommissioning any abandoned wells using a professional.

For more information about groundwater protection and water wells, visit NGWA’s website for household well owners,

The National Ground Water Association, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.

Register for the 2015 National Groundwater Conference.  Click on the link below:

See upcoming Educational Opportunites for Agendas for the upcoming events

The Association has been receiving a number of phone calles re the dates for the 2016 Nebraska Water Industries Annual Convenation and Trade Show in Kearney NE.  We can give you the dates thru 2019:
Feb 8-11 2016
Feb 13-16 2017
Feb 12-15 2018
Feb 11-14, 2019

The Nebraska Well Drillers and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Water Well Standards and Contractors Licensing Board are excited to announce the Premier of "From Diggers to Drillers" on NET2.  This program will cover the history and impact of groundwater in Nebraska, from the days of the Pioneers to today. We are very excited for this program.  Click the link above to view the program on line (page is up and running but program will not be accessable on line until 05/22)

Mission Statement

The Nebraska Well Drillers Association has a long tradition in the ground water industry in Nebraska. It was established over seventy-five years ago and nurtured by key industry leaders along with academicians from the University of Nebraska.

The NWDA has served the industry by providing technical training, new product exposure, idea sharing and fellowship among the members. The organization represents businesses and industries as well as technicians dealing with water well drilling, pump installation, manufacturing and the supplying of equipment and material for water well work.

The NWDA has also become a significant voice in legislative and regulatory matters before the State of Nebraska.



you can find the video in the video section on the page that the link takes you to.


2015 Nebraska Water Industries Annual Convention is in the history books.  Thank you to all the vendors that helped put on such a fantastic convention and trade show.  Thank you to all those that attended and helped make this one for the history books!  We look forward to seeing you in Kearney in 2016!

Please keep an eye on this page for future Continuing Education opportuities from the NWDA.



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*Original Article writen in 1989 about Salmon Well's 66th Anniversary