TriCounty Health Department Reminds of National Groundwater Awareness Week

This week is NGWA’s National Groundwater Awareness Week and the TriCounty Health Department wants to invite the Basin to get involved. Since water is such an everyday part of our life we often don’t think about it. Only 1 percent of the water on Earth is useable with 99 percent of that being groundwater. Not only that but 44 percent of the United States population depends on groundwater as its drinking supply. With such a dependence on groundwater and not much thought put into it, the NGWA has set the theme for the week to be THINK. Think big, in that the farmers rely on the groundwater to provide us with the food that we eat. Think small to how much water can be saved from fixing the leaky faucet. Take the time to think about excessive water use, for instance the times we leave the water running while we brush our teeth.Think safety by having your well inspected yearly to protect your water system. In our states of busyness, slow down and think about groundwater. For more information, visit


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.