broad brook

A brook flows in the Aquifer area in Easthampton




The journey of water to our glass involves the feeding of groundwater supplies by nearby rivers and streams and by rain and snowmelt soaking into soils. These groundwater supplies within the Barnes Aquifer are literally beneath our feet. So what you, your family, and neighbors do aboveground can have important consequences for drinking water sources belowground. You can think of your property and surrounding area as a giant sponge that soaks up not only rainfall but much of what may come with it.  

Following are some good tips, resources, and links to help us all keep our drinking water safe.