January is a time to reflect on our past behaviors and make new resolutions to improve our lives. For many of us, one integral part of our daily life that we might be neglecting is our well. Though buried deep beneath the snow, approximately 45 percent of Ohioans and nearly all (98 percent!) of Geauga County residents rely on groundwater wells to provide a constant supply of clean, safe drinking water.
Start off this new year with a unique opportunity to become “well” educated by learning more about Geauga County’s groundwater resources and ways to monitor and maintain your well to safeguard your home’s drinking water supply. The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, Geauga Public Health, Geauga County Water Resources, and the United States Geological Survey are collaborating to present “Well Educated: A Deeper Look at Groundwater and Well Maintenance” on Tuesday, January 30th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Notre Dame Educational Center (13000 Auburn Rd, Chardon, Ohio 44024). Free and open to the public, this program will feature an overview of groundwater in Geauga County, our role in maintaining water wells, the importance of testing and other protection strategies, and helpful resources that are available. Don’t miss your chance to learn from local resource professionals and take the first important steps toward groundwater protection.
Reservations are required due to limited seating and the deadline to register is Friday, January 26th. For more information or to register, contact Gail Prunty at [email protected] or 440-834-1122.