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Aquifers! What are they and Where are they?

On this second day of National Groundwater Awareness Week, today we explain what aquifers are, where they are, how to we get water from them, and some important measures for protecting our groundwater supplies and your well water. Learn more about groundwater on the UGA Water Team webpage at https://site.extension.uga.edu/water/ . #UGAWater #UGAExtension Todays information was written by Gary L. Hawkins and Martin Wunderly.
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SepticSmart Week – Day 4 – Pump Your Tank!

The tank is the part of the septic system where the material is stored and then distributed to the drainfield. Within the tank the organic material is broken down but it is also the place where any inorganic material is stored. So, pumping the tank on a regular basis (typically 3-5 years) removes the inorganic material, oils and greases, and reduces the organic fraction. This protects both the tank and the drainfield.

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SepticSmart Week – Day 3 – Don’t Overload the Commode!

Day three focuses on not using the commode as a trashcan. So flushing things other than the three P’s down the drain will or could clog the commode and septic tank and system. The three P’s are: Poop. Pee-Pee, and toilet Paper. Other things will not degrade rapidly and cause…
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Geology of Georgia and Groundwater

Today as we close out National Groundwater Awareness Week, we wanted to discuss a little about the geology of the aquifers we have been discussing this week. We hope you learned a little this week during National Groundwater Awareness Week. If you would like to learn more about water issues, please subscribe to the UGA Water Team Blog at https://site.extension.uga.edu/water/ . #UGAWater, #UGAExtension
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Groundwater usage in Georgia

Today we will look at how groundwater is used in Georgia. We will discuss where we get drinking water, look at the edible aquifer again, and discuss how testing well water could be helpful if some health issues occurs. If you would like to learn more about water resources and well water, the Water Team blog can be found at https://site.extension.uga.edu/water/well-water/ #UGAWater, #UGAExtension
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Groundwater FUN!

Today we will look at fun ways to learn about water and groundwater. We will learn how to build an aquifer that is edible and find some fun games to learn about the water system and groundwater. If you would like to learn more about water resources and well water, the Water Team blog can be found at https://site.extension.uga.edu/water/well-water/ #UGAWater, #UGAExtension

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What is Groundwater, aquifers and wells?

It’s National Groundwater Awareness Week, and many Georgian’s rely on groundwater for personal and agricultural uses. Learn more about groundwater this week by following the UGA Water Team blog: https://site.extension.uga.edu/water/ . #UGAWater #UGAExtension . Today we will look at what is groundwater, aquifers, and well.
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