ECOLOGY FOR YOU
RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Groundwater can be described as water that collects or flows beneath the Earth's surface, filling the porous spaces in soil, sediment, and rocks. Groundwater largely originates from rain and from melting snow and ice and is the source of water for aquifers, springs, and wells. The upper surface of groundwater saturation is called the water table.
GROUNDWATER ASSESSMENT AND DATA
Groundwater Assessment | Current Groundwater Studies | Water Supply Bulletins | EIM Groundwater Data Center | PARIS Water Quality Permit Database | Links to Information on Groundwater in Washington State | Standard Groundwater Field Procedures (SOPs)
GROUNDWATER LAWS AND RULES
Regulation of Public Groundwaters (RCW 90.44) | Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas (CARA) | State Model Toxics Control Act Law | State Water Pollution Control Law (RCW 90.48) | Water quality standards regulations for groundwater (WAC 173-200) | Implementation Guidance for the Ground Water Quality Standards
HOW DO I?
Look up the location, ownership, construction details and lithology of a completed well.
IN THE NEWS
“Abandoned Wells: A Hidden Danger” - October 11, 2013
a free online class and webinars, grant-funded to educate homeowners about their private water wells.
What we're doing to provide clean, sufficient and reliable water supplies into the future
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