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Mahomet Aquifer Consortium

Mission Statement: To further study the Mahomet aquifer system, the river basins and surface waters located in the 15 county regional water supply planning area and to develop and recommend options for the planning and management of these valuable public resources.

Water Conservation Spotlight

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Water Well sealing (Summer 2015)

  • Unused or abandoned wells can be a conduit for surface contaminants to travel from the ground to the aquifer. Sealing these abandoned wells will reduce this risk. See this UI Extension Land & Water Note for more info.
  • Observe a water well sealing on June 25, more info
  • IDPH fact sheet on abandoned wells.

Fix a Leak Week (Spring 2015)

Fix a Leak week project (Mar 16-22): Do you have a runny toilet? What can I do?

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Medicine Disposal (Fall 2014)

This spotlight shines on a water quality issue-- proper disposal of unwanted medicines. What can you do?

  • To prevent water contamination, do NOT flush unwanted medications down the toilet.
  • Learn better options at the UI Extension/ Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant web site, which includes local disposal sites.
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Lawn Watering (Spring 2014)

In its 2008 report, RWSPC noted that peak water use for public water supplies is almost double during the summer. People use this water to water lawns and gardens, wash cars and cool-off. This higher demand affects how water treatment plants are designed. What can you do?