Join the Wellfield Neighborhood Partner program to help MCWEC spread the message to the homes of wellfield residents. The message is simple: we need to keep chemicals from getting on the ground, because these chemicals may seep into the ground and move into the groundwater we are drinking. Wellfield Neighborhoods will be recognized throughout the community as a neighborhood that actively participates in educating their neighbors about wellfield protection.
What does my neighborhood do to become a Wellfield Partner?
The process is straightforward and free. Invite MCWEC to a neighborhood meeting this year to educate residents plus, participate in one or more of the following educational activities:
- Include a Wellfield Neighborhood Partner article in your newsletter (MCWEC can help you to write your own article or can provide one for you)
- Distribute our wellfield pamphlet to all residents in your organization’s boundaries (MCWEC provides the pamphlets at no cost)
- Distribute a household hazardous waste checklist to help your neighbors learn how to prevent groundwater contamination through proper disposal methods (MCWEC provides the checklists at no cost)
- Create an activity specific to your neighborhood’s concerns about protecting our source of drinking water (MCWEC will partner with you to stimulate interest and coordinate resources)
How will the community benefit from this program?
Ideally, everyone benefits in this program because we are protecting ourselves by preventing contamination of our source of drinking water. Over a million people in and around Marion County drink water supplied from our wellfields every day. By becoming a wellfield partner, you help to keep a clean and safe supply of drinking water for our generation and generations to come. This program will only succeed if everyone – residents, businesses, water utilities, and local government work together. We can keep our drinking water safe.