Two men, who had many questions but not all the answers, formed the Groundwater Guardians in 1999.
How and Why The Carbon County Groundwater Guardians (CCGG) Formed
The first thing we did was meet with Susan Gallagher, Chief Naturalist at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Many ideas were discussed and a general framework for this new organization was put together. We set out to help private well owners learn the basics on wells, water and septic systems at no cost. In this way we could prevent illnesses that can be acquired from having a private water system. We remain true to this Mission and have included education for children and government officials. We can also help you get your drinking water tested and understand the results.
Getting Going: In 2000 the Carbon County Groundwater Guardians were first recognized as a “Groundwater Guardian Community” by The Groundwater Foundation based in Lincoln, Nebraska for its efforts and commitment to the public. Having Groundwater Guardian Community status legitimizes the group and helps others recognize it as a worthwhile resource. The organization continues to receive this recognition yearly.
.What CCGG Is Not (A Times News article)
Carbon County Groundwater Guardians is a 501(c)(3) IRS approved nonprofit, volunteer organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In 2014, the Carbon County Groundwater Guardians was reorganized, mission and vision updated, and the Keystone Clean Water Team was born. The Keystone Clean Water Team is a 501(c)(3) IRS approved nonprofit, volunteer organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and the Groundwater Guardian Program is still part of our mission.