Everything you need to know about Water & Wells on Whidbey.
DRINKING WATER ON WHIDBEY
WHAT IS AN AQUIFER?
Most people think of an aquifer as a kind of "pocket" of water underground. According to National Geographic, an aquifer is a body of porous rock or sediment saturated with groundwater. See the image to the right for a better understanding.
THE CONCERN HERE ON WHIDBEY
We are not on bedrock, we do not have a lot of large lakes, and we are surrounded by saltwater. This is a recipe for saltwater intrusion. The intrusion occurs when too much water is pulled from the aquifer, too fast. The reduction in pressure pulls in saltwater from the surrounding shoreline, ultimately contaminating the freshwater.
PREVENTING DAMAGE TO WHIDBEY WELLS
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