An aquifer is more vulnerable to contamination if the soil layer is thin.
Aquifers are areas of soil or rock under the ground where cracks and spaces allow water to pool. They are considered highly vulnerable based on factors such as how deep it is underground, what sort of soil or rock is covering it, and the characteristics of the soil and rock surrounding it.
This micro website is an education product from Ausable Bayfield Conservation and Maitland Conservation about ways to protect municipal drinking water sources in highly vulnerable aquifers, significant groundwater recharge areas, and other vulnerable areas.
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