Every year, we ask our communities to promote and protect their groundwater supply and this year we are urging you to focus these efforts in your own backyard.

Ask yourself, when was the last time I tested my water? What actions have I taken to ensure my family’s water is safe and protected from contaminants? More than 43 million people—about 15 percent of the U.S. population—rely on domestic water wells as their source of drinking water and experts recommend having these systems inspected every year.

The Groundwater Foundation and the National Ground Water Association are urging everyone who owns a private well to make this the day they act to test, tend, and treat their ground water supply. Remember, your private well is yours to maintain and ensure it is safety and now it’s easier than ever.

This year, we have relaunched WellOwner.org to ensure more people have access to the resources they need to protect their groundwater. At WellOwner.org you can find information on testing your water well, maintaining your system and easily find a certified water well contractor in your area.

Learn more about scheduling your annual water well checkup.

Today IS the day to take action and take the first step on to protecting your groundwater!