Fact sheet and illustrations explain what groundwater is, what an aquifer is, who uses groundwater, how groundwater is obtained and sources of pollution.
|U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 93-643 (What is Ground Water?)|
Elementary and middle school students, general public.
Published quarterly, this newsletter focuses on explaining small community wastewater issues to the general public.
General public, environmental health professionals, educators, high school and college students.
Provides information on startup and proper care of the wetland.
|Operation and Maintenance Practices for Constructed Wetland On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems|
Public health officials, homeowners with an on-site constructed wetland.
Provides information on startup and proper care of the rock-plant filter system.
|Operation and Maintenance Practices for Rock-Plant Filter On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems|
Public health officials, homeowners with an on-site rock-plant filter wastewater treatment system.
Covers the proper care of the sewage lagoon.
|Operation and Maintenance Practices for Sewage Lagoon On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems|
Public health officials, homeowners with an on-site sewage lagoon.
Points out what should and should not be done in order to properly maintain a home aerobic system.
|Home Aerobic System DOs and DON’Ts|
Public health officials, homeowners with an on-site home aerobic treatment system for domestic wastewater.
Book contains more than 40 festival activities suitable for a water or environmental festival format or classroom setting. The activities were chosen based on their educational effectiveness, interaction, relevance to subject matter and fun. The activities are organized and indexed according to eight subject areas and are presented in a ready-to-use format, including supplemental materials.
|The Groundwater Foundation - Kids Corner|
Educators (grades 4 – 6), community or environmental groups.
Many activities cover the water cycle, water distribution in soils, water quality and community impacts.
|Tennessee Valley Authority|
Educators (grades 3 – 12)
This 16-minute video from Indiana University features the sources of groundwater pollution and the importance of preventing groundwater pollution in karst terrain.
|Secrets of Limestone Groundwater|
Middle school and up; general public.
This 11-minute video from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse explains how a septic tank works, care of the system and provides tips on how to avoid trouble.
|Your Septic System: A Guide for Homeowners|