Recently, a scientific study was conducted that changed the shape and boundaries of the wellfield protection areas for the Speedway wellfield. A walk-in meeting is scheduled for November 16, 2016.
News, Events, and Updates from MCWEC
Check out this blog from the National Groundwater Foundation written by MCWEC’s own president, Chris Barnett. In this article, Chris talks about the roles and responsibilities of MCWEC, challenges of protecting groundwater in Marion County, and some of the things MCWEC has done! The National Groundwater Foundation is a non-profit founded in 1985 that seeks […]
Over 13.8 billion gallons of drinking water is pumped from Marion County wells each year, and over 19,000 acres of land are part of seven wellfield protection areas within Marion County. Within those wellfield areas land uses include residences, businesses and industry. There are multiple potential sources of pollution for wellfields including the storage, use, […]
This month, we checked out a variety of auto businesses in the Speedway wellfield. We conducted our usual site-walk throughs looking for where waste and other liquids are stored as well as checking the conditions of floors and pavement. We were thrilled to find some best management practices (BMPs) at one location. Here are some […]
The Indianapolis Recorder recently issued a brief report on upcoming zoning ordinance changes and new Marion County Health Department codes that affect the Indianapolis Wellfields.
Yesterday we had the opportunity to walk-through four auto repair business in the Riverside wellfield. We learned more about each business and their operations. During a site visit at an auto repair business we look for several things, most importantly, where waste and other liquids are stored. The kinds of chemicals we are looking for […]