Safe Water: Environmentalists Tout Importance of Groundwater
Maryland officials celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week.
A number of Maryland environmental officials met at Sandy Point State Park today in honor of Groundwater Awareness Week. Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers, along with representatives from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Environmental Service, discussed the importance of maintaining local and state wells, as well as septic systems. Groundwater has a significant impact on the health of the state's drinking water, the Chesapeake Bay, and the local economy. Officials urged Maryland residents to help keep it clean.