The US EPA today announced they have granted Sole Source Aquifer designation to the Mahomet Aquifer in Central Illinois! Thanks to everyone who called, wrote, emailed and attended public hearings on this issue. This is a significant step in the long road to protecting and preserving this vital source of water. What better way to spotlight National Groundwater Awareness Week than with this major step to protect our groundwater. Celebrate today with a glass of clear, sweet Mahomet Aquifer water!
See the US EPA announcement here.
For more information on the Sole Source designation see the US EPA website here.
A Mahomet Aquifer Summit meeting will be held in Monticello Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Allerton Public Library. Topics will include the upcoming referendum concerning chemical waste in the Clinton Landfill, Sole Source Designation status update, other legal challenges to protect the aquifer and citizen action opportunities. In addition, area public officials will share comments on protecting this valuable source of clean water for Central Illinois.
The library is located at 201 N. State St., Monticello, across from the Post Office. Join other concerned citizens as we work together to protect our only source of clean water.