Education and Awareness Water Quality

Water quality in streams can directly affect water quality in the aquifer because of rapid recharge through karst features, such as fractures and sinkholes in streambeds. The reverse is also true where springs contribute to river flows. The health of the creek is highly dependent on maintaining adequate spring flows, making recharge and groundwater management in the larger region critical to maintaining a healthy system in Cypress Creek. 

By means of water, we give life to everything.
— Koran

Lifestyle Change

EPA Releases Sampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants in Drinking Water

Find out how to analyze a sample for an unknown contaminant.

Articles and Studies

EPA Updates Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides in Drinking Water

EPA has developed human health benchmarks for approximately 394 pesticides to help states, tribes and water systems better understand whether pesticides they may detect in drinking water or sources of drinking water may present a public health risk.


sampling and Analysis Resources for water contamination

EPA Releases Guidance for Sampling and Field Testing During Water Contamination Incidents


"Water is powerful. It can be beautiful and brutal, cleansing and contaminates, lethal and life-giving. Water is essential to life, yet 748 million people in the world still struggle to find it.

It's time to take notice"

"While water covers 71 % of the earth’s surface, less than 1 % of that is accessible fresh water. We must protect our limited fresh water supplies from harmful contaminants. Non-point source pollution is the biggest threat to water quality today, meaning that many small actions build into a big problem."


"Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water- but water effects everything in life."

"Water is a precious, yet finite resource essential for live, with no adequate substitutes. Supplying and allocating water of adequate quality and in sufficient quantity is one of the major challenges facing society today."