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MDE Secretary Summers & Caroline County students celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week at Colonel Richardson Middle School in Federalsburg
FEDERALSBURG, MD (March 16, 2012) - Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers met with Caroline County sixth-graders for a demonstration and discussion on the importance of groundwater in Maryland. A clean and abundant supply of groundwater is crucial to virtually every aspect of our lives; including drinking water, household purposes, irrigation, business and industry. About 30 percent of Maryland’s population relies on groundwater for their daily use. Today, the students at Colonel Richardson Middle School in Federalsburg learned how groundwater is created, how it can be potentially contaminated and what we as citizens of Maryland can do to protect it and our entire freshwater supply.
“Groundwater is a precious and finite natural resource and is essential to the well-being of all Marylanders. I encourage every citizen to do their part to protect Maryland’s groundwater.”
--Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
“Too often, groundwater is taken for granted because it cannot be seen. But everyone should know that a clean and abundant supply of groundwater is crucial to virtually every aspect of our lives. When we keep our groundwater clean we help to protect and restore our waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay. Clean water and a healthy economy go hand in hand."
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