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.
Wow, what a great day! It’s energizing to hear our elected officials express their commitment to protecting our valuable water supply in the Mahomet Aquifer. Thanks to State Sen. Mike Frerichs, State Rep. Dan Brady, mayors Laurel Prussing (Urbana), Chris Koos (Normal), Tari Renner (Bloomington), Don Gerard (Champaign), county board chairs Al Kurtz (Champaign), Sherrie Brown (DeWitt), Matt Sorensen (McLean) for taking time from your busy schedules to participate today. Your interest is noted and appreciated! Special thanks to the town of Normal and the city of Bloomington for sponsoring this event. A more complete wrap-up of the day will be posted soon, along with video links and contact information.