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  1. Home*A*Syst Site Assessment

  2. Started in 1993 • Funded through tonnage fees applied to pesticides and fertilizers sold in Michigan. • Program objective is to educate the public on the importance of groundwater protection • Teach individuals what they can do at their own homes to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination

  3. Site Assessment Why Is It Important?

  4. Water, Water Everywhere,But NOT All Drops To Drink!

  5. Watershed Land area that contributes water to a specific surface water body, such as a pond, lake, wetland, river or bay

  6. What Affects Water Quality? • Risks to groundwater and surface water • Soil type • Soil depth • Bedrock depth • Water table depth

  7. Groundwater

  8. Soil, Bedrock and Water Table • Permeability (penetrable) • Soil Type (based on particle size) • Soil Depth • Bedrock • Water Table (boundary between saturated and unsaturated soil)

  9. Home Site Assessment

  10. Make A Home Site Survey Map

  11. Home Site Survey Map

  12. Thank You!