Drinking Water Week is May 7th to 13th this year! We are celebrating by sharing some informational resources from the American Water Works Association. Drinking Water Week has been celebrated annually for more than 35 years! The purpose of Drinking Water Week is to recognize the vital role that water plays in our daily lives. […]
News, Events, and Updates from MCWEC
The purpose of the MCWEC is to prevent contamination of Marion County’s groundwater. Currently, about 25% of the water used in Indianapolis comes from groundwater. As we grow, more of our water will come from groundwater. Hundreds of clean ups are occurring around Indianapolis of old leaks and spills. We want to make sure no more groundwater is contaminated because it presents a risk to human health and the environment and the subsequent clean ups are very expensive.
The new health code covering businesses in the wellfields that use chemicals was effective in January of 2017. This mean that the requirements of the health code CURRENTLY APPLY. Review our checklist of requirements to learn more.
MCWEC board chair, Chris Barnett, presented at the Metropolitan and Economic Development Committee meeting last night to share our 2017 Annual Report and other information about MCWEC. It was great to get a chance to share our work on wellfield protection with the committee. Our presentation is available online, please take a look if you […]
Today we want to shine a spotlight on a specific potential contaminate source in our wellfields – underground storage tanks (USTs) and leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs). An underground storage tank (UST) is a tank that stores a liquid below the surface of the ground. You often encounter USTs in your daily life at the […]
This spring, MCWEC is conducting site visits in the South Indianapolis Wellfield. The purpose of our site assessments is to give business owners a heads up about a heath code that was passed at the end of 2016 and what your business needs to do to comply.