Decentralized groundwater supplies are some of the most difficult areas to keep safe from contamination and over pumping. Over 15 million of these wells across the United States are supporting domestic water supplies and this is becoming a problem. The greatest obstacle in addressing this developing problem comes from the people that own and use that water. They don't feel vulnerable and they view regulatory oversight as an infringement on their rights (human or property). This equates to no pro-active actions, no contingencies and an unawareness that their water may be developing unhealthy chronic conditions in their family's health.
Stephen Baker of Operation Unite® had a great interview on “The Water Values” podcast with David McGimpsey. They discussed some of these issues and what to do about it.
David is an attorney working in the arena of water. He has created “The Water Values” podcasts primarily as a platform to launch a podcast about, you guessed it, water. Past interviews have included Pat Mulroy, former General Manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Las Vegas Valley Water District, Charles Fishman, author of the book “The Big Thirst” and Ken Mercer, American Water Works Association and Senior Manager of Technical and Research programs.