LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) encourages everyone to observe National Groundwater Awareness Week and to understand the vital importance of groundwater to the urban areas of southeast Los Angeles County, where 40% of the water used is groundwater. Rural areas of America are even more dependent on groundwater, which accounts for approximately 96% of the water supply.
'Groundwater remains critically important to California, and Southern California in particular, where it provides a locally reliable and sustainable source of drinking water,' said Water Replenishment District of Southern California President Albert Robles. 'Everyone can and should play a role in preserving and protecting our precious groundwater,' Robles said.
WRD and its sponsors will celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week with its 5th Annual 'Treasure Beneath Our Feet' Groundwater Festival on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its headquarters, 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712.
National Groundwater Awareness Week is sponsored each year by the National Ground Water Association. Visit www.ngwa.org for action steps everyone can take to protect and conserve ground water.
For more information about the WRD Groundwater Festival, please visit www.wrd.org.
The Water Replenishment District of Southern California is the regional groundwater management agency that protects and preserves the quantity and quality of groundwater for two of the most utilized urban basins in the State of California. The service area is home to over ten percent of California's population residing in 43 cities in southern Los Angeles County. WRD is governed by a publicly elected Board of Directors which includes Willard H. Murray, Jr., Robert Katherman, Lillian Kawasaki, Sergio Calderon, and Albert Robles.
For more information, please visit WRD at www.wrd.org
SOURCE Water Replenishment District of Southern California