For over 20 years the groundwater community has celebrated National Groundwater Awareness Week to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater.
News, Events, and Updates from MCWEC
New Water Cycle Diagram from the USGS
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently released a new water cycle diagram which depicts the global water cycle and explains how water is stored, how it moves, and how humans impact water quality and flow.
Central Indiana Water Study
In 2022, the Indiana Finance Authority completed Phase III of the Central Indiana Water Study to better understand water demand and availability in Central Indiana.
Understanding green infrastructure impacts to groundwater quality
During heavy rain events, city streets and collection systems are bombarded with extra water. In recent years, city planners across the country have been implementing green infrastructure projects alleviate treatment plants and surface waters. The EPA recently completed a multi-year study to review how these systems impact groundwater quality.
Deicing Safely in Groundwater Protection Areas
Keeping walkways safe in the winter can be challenging. Many homes and businesses use deicing chemicals that may impact local ecosystems and overwhelm drinking water systems. Deicing is not the only option and implementing best practices can help reduce potential pollution problems.
Indiana Legislation 2023 – Water Quality Update
Earlier this month, members of the Indiana General Assembly began a long session year which will run through the end of April. Several bills have been filed which address topics related to protecting water quality throughout the state. We encourage you to contact your legislators to stress the importance of keeping our water free of […]