Sole Source Aquifer Public Hearings

Two public hearings are set for this week to allow public comment on the application to the US EPA to give sole source aquifer status for the Mahomet Aquifer.

The first meeting is set for Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Champaign at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St. An informational meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the public comment hearing will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The second hearing is on Wednesday, May 14, in Morton at the Best Western Ashland House Hotel, 201 E.  Ashland St. The times are the same: informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. and public comments at 7:30 p.m.

Please plan now to attend these important public meetings to assure the US EPA that you support this protection of our irreplaceable water source! Find information on the application at the US EPA website or at

You can also submit written comments on the application until June 12, 2014 directly to the US EPA.