drinking water wells in Thornhill and most local residents rely entirely upon groundwater for household and agricultural uses. The Thornhill aquifer, a layer of porous rock or sand lying underground through which water can travel and be stored, is extremely vulnerable to contamination because portions of it lie close to the surface. Many properties in Thornhill also rely upon septic systems to process waste water. The Thornhill Aquifer Protection and Awareness Project will attempt to educate residents about the existence of the aquifer, the need to secure wellheads and manage septic systems, and to prevent contamination. The CEED Centre is administering the grant on behalf of the Thornhill Aquifer Protection Study.
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