Although school is coming to an end this year, Great Lakes Now offers a comprehensive set of middle school lesson plans that could be used at home or for early planning for the fall! The collection is divided into two sets plus a virtual field trip. Collection 1 – Exploration of the Great Lakes – […]
Groundwater is your drinking water. Protect it!
Our mission is to protect the groundwater resources of Marion County by providing education and resources to individuals and businesses.
We conduct free and confidental personalized site assessments for any business located in one of Marion County’s wellfields.
Businesses located in a wellfield are eligible for assistance in order to help them achieve compliance with the wellfield protection code.
Printable guides, forms, and checklists for best management practices and required for compliance with Marion County and Indianapolis wellfield regulations.
The United State Geological Survey (USGS) maintains a database of approximately 850,000 wells across the Nation. As a part of this effort, some 18,000 wells have water level and well information measured and aggregated into a media friendly GIF or GIS file known as the “Active Groundwater Level Network.” (Wells in the network have been […]
Learn about potential threats to groundwater contamination in Lesson 4 of the Groundwater Foundation’s online resources: Pollution. This lesson explores the concepts of Nitrates Pharmaceuticals and personal care products Improperly managed on-site wastewater treatment systems Overuse and depletion PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances – a group of chemicals that have been used in a wide […]
Wellfield Protection Areas in Marion County, Indiana
square miles of land legally designated as Wellfield Protection Areas
billion gallons of water used yearly as part of the public water supply
wells which supply water to the public drinking water system