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Division of Water

Division of Water
Groundwater Education

Once groundwater is polluted, it is very difficult and expensive to clean up. It is best to prevent groundwater pollution in the first place. The future quality of our groundwater and environment will depend upon well-informed and caring citizens.

Please visit the links below for more information on educational opportunities and information on groundwater resources.

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 Educational Resources

 
  
Description
Target
U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 93-643 (What is Ground Water?)
Fact sheet and illustrations explain what groundwater is, what an aquifer is, who uses groundwater, how groundwater is obtained and sources of pollution.
Elementary and middle school students, general public.
Pipeline
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.
Operation and Maintenance Practices for Constructed Wetland On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems
Provides information on startup and proper care of the wetland.
Public health officials, homeowners with an on-site constructed wetland.
Operation and Maintenance Practices for Rock-Plant Filter On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems
Provides information on startup and proper care of the rock-plant filter system.
Public health officials, homeowners with an on-site rock-plant filter wastewater treatment system.
Operation and Maintenance Practices for Sewage Lagoon On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems
Covers the proper care of the sewage lagoon.
Public health officials, homeowners with an on-site sewage lagoon.
Home Aerobic System DOs and DON’Ts
Points out what should and should not be done in order to properly maintain a home aerobic system.
Public health officials, homeowners with an on-site home aerobic treatment system for domestic wastewater.
The Groundwater Foundation - Kids Corner
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.
Educators (grades 4 – 6), community or environmental groups.
Tennessee Valley Authority
Many activities cover the water cycle, water distribution in soils, water quality and community impacts.
Educators (grades 3 – 12)
Secrets of Limestone Groundwater
This 16-minute video from Indiana University features the sources of groundwater pollution and the importance of preventing groundwater pollution in karst terrain.
Middle school and up; general public.
Your Septic System: A Guide for Homeowners
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.
General public