Protecting Our Drinking Water

Apr 26, 2018

It’s easy to take our fresh water for granted. Unlike in many parts of the world, we can simply turn on the tap and safely drink the water. Have you ever given thought to where that water comes from? If you live on Cape Cod it likely comes from our Aquifer: a series of fresh water pools or lenses beneath the ground. Keeping that aquifer free of containments and safe to drink is up to all of us. 

Joining us to discuss how we can protect our drinking water are ground water guardians Kalliope Chute, Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist with the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program,  Brian Baumgaertel, Senior Environmental Specialist with Barnstable County Department of Health and Co-Director of the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center, and Rikki Brown, AmeriCorps member, working with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Education Department. Mindy Todd hosts.