Explore the Marion County Wellfield Zoning Protection Ordinance which bans new non-residential septic systems within the boundaries of the wellfields.
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Calling all private water well operators in Marion County! Did you know that the Marion County Public Health Department conducts groundwater assessments of neighborhoods across Marion County? Neighborhoods on wells are surveyed and private wells are sampled to determine the groundwater quality in that area. Go to the MCPHD Private Well Program website and click on […]
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 – […]
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 […]
In Lesson 3 of the Groundwater Foundation’s free learning resources, take a deep dive into aquifers, the feature that provides drinking water to millions of people around the world. Videos for this lesson include an introduction as well as an aquifer demonstration video. After finishing a couple of the exercises or coloring pages, create and […]