Groundwater belongs to us… and our children

According to state law, you own the water beneath your property. Yet all too often, your neighbor’s water use affects whether you have water left in your well tomorrow. Thankfully, local regulatory entities—groundwater conservation districts, or GCDs—exist to make sure there is enough water left underground for your, your children’s, and even your neighbor's future use. The members of your GCD board are members of your community. They decide on desired future conditions for your aquifer based on a community effort and put safeguards on water withdrawals with everyone’s future in mind.

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