Merrimack Village District Recognized as a Groundwater Guardian

In recognition of efforts to protect local groundwater supplies, Merrimack has been named a 2018 Groundwater Guardian by The Groundwater Foundation. The Groundwater Foundation is a national nonprofit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska with a mission to connect people, businesses, and communities through local groundwater education and action, making us all part of the solution for clean, sustainable groundwater.

Groundwater Guardian is a unique, locally-driven program that brings diverse sectors of a community together to work toward protecting a community’s groundwater resources. Groundwater Guardians form teams that include business, agriculture, government, educators, and citizens to implement activities addressing local groundwater concerns and issues. “Through the efforts of strong local teams, the Groundwater Guardian program educates people and protects groundwater across the country,” says Groundwater Foundation Program Manager Sara Brock.

2018 was a very successful year for the Merrimack Groundwater Guardian team. The team has received their designation for 2018 by working with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to have a water treatment plant running to clean up PFAS contamination. The Village also monitors winter salt application, educating local businesses about salt use and alternatives to salt for de-icing. For more information about Groundwater Guardians or the Groundwater Foundation visit www.groundwater.org.

For more information about Merrimack’s Groundwater Guardian activities, please contact the Groundwater Foundation at 1-800-858-4844 or e-mail guardian@groundwater.org. The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization operated by the National Ground Water Association. To learn more, visit www.groundwater.org.

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