A Groundwater Protection Area is an area that contributes water to municipal water supply wells through infiltration of rainwater. Legally, it is termed a Critical Aquifer Recharge Area (CARA).
Our drinking water comes from this protection area. It is important that these areas are protected from fertilizers, chemical spills and leaking oil or gas so that the water we drink is not contaminated.
I saw the sign…
Groundwater protection area signs are just one of many tools the City uses to help the community recognize and understand the importance of the groundwater beneath them. The water we drink can truly be affected by our day-to-day activities.
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