Mar 14, 2012

Southern California Festival Commemorates National Groundwater Awareness Week

Water Replenishment District of Southern California will host event at its headquarters

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) this week encouraged the observance of National Groundwater Awareness Week to increase understanding of the vital importance of groundwater to the urban areas of southeast Los Angeles County, where 40% of the water used is groundwater. Rural areas of America are even more dependent on groundwater, which accounts for approximately 96% of the water supply.

"Groundwater remains critically important to California, and Southern California in particular, where it provides a locally reliable and sustainable source of drinking water," said WRD President Albert Robles. "Everyone can and should play a role in preserving and protecting our precious groundwater.”

WRD and its sponsors will celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week with the fifth annual Treasure Beneath Our Feet Groundwater Festival on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its headquarters in Lakewood, Calif.

National Groundwater Awareness Week is sponsored each year by the National Ground Water Assn.