Part of the Authority’s mission is to protect and develop groundwater resources for the benefit of present and future populations of these islands. The Authority manages and protects not only the fresh groundwater lenses, but all groundwater.
Groundwater, regardless whether it is fresh, brackish or saline is a natural resource. Contamination of groundwater impacts its natural functions and compromises the way people depend on groundwater. For instance, if fresh groundwater is depleted or contaminated, it will affect vegetation, agriculture and the possibility of using it as a natural source of drinking water.
We all have a part to play in conserving our precious freshwater and groundwater resources. Click on the links below to learn more about how you can conserve water and help protect groundwater resources!