Groundwater Well Management on the Sammamish Plateau
Jay Regenstreif | Sammamish Plateau Water
SUMMARY: Jay Regenstreif with Sammamish Plateau Water explains that water supply does not always come from lakes and streams, but also can be found underground. Shows how purveyors find clues and use models to find and understand a resource that you can't see and steps taken to protect that precious resource.
BIO: Jay Regenstreif is the Planning Engineer for Sammamish Plateau Water. Her work focuses on planning for and providing water and sewer service to customers on the Sammamish Plateau and portions of the Union Hill area, as well as coordinating Emergency Planning and providing support to the engineering and operations departments.
LINKS for Learning:
Groundwater Maps: King County provides a wide range of ground water maps including maps of the groundwater management areas, water levels as well as maps of different contaminants. Check it out and find out which management area you are in and see if there have been contaminants found locally.
Well Maps: Use King County's interactive well map to see well maps in your area. You can zoom in to your community to see how many wells there are. If you drink well water, can you find which well it comes from?
Aquifers across the US: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) describes the different types of aquifers found across the U.S. and shows a map of where they are.
Groundwater Animation: Watch this musical animation while learning about the importance of groundwater to living things -- including people -- and how to help protect this hidden resource. The Groundwater Story is designed for kids and adults who like watching funny cartoons while learning.
Water Science School: The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School provides interesting information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.