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  • Indiana groups celebrate victory for waterways near Bear Run Coal Mine
    September 25 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS – The State of Indiana has failed to comply…
  • Victory! Indiana Adopts New Water Quality Standards
    April 16 2012
    Victory! Thanks in part to advocacy from Hoosiers, Indiana just…
  • Bear Run Mine Could Be Putting Hoosiers At Risk
    January 12 2012
    Act: Tell IDEM to Properly Watchdog the Bear Run Coal Mine …
  • The Blue River Project
    December 29 2011
    The Blue River of southern Indiana rumbles and tumbles swiftly…
  • West Fork of the White River - A River Under Seige
    December 29 2011
    Act: Ask the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for…
  • Coal Plant Pollution in Turtle Creek Reservoir
    October 7 2011
    Joe Trotter says that these days, the fishing is dead…

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Journal Gazette: Elkhart offers low-interest loans to replace lead water pipes
Posted May 19, 2016

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – Elkhart officials have decided to begin offering a new low-interest loan program to help low-income homeowners replace their lead-based water service lines. The Elkhart Truth reports that the city hasn't had any problems with lead in its drinking water, but 142 homes have lead lines leading from the water main near the street into the water meter indoors. That's less than 1 percent of the city's 20,000 service lines. The loan program allows homeowners to make a down... Read More »
Indy Star Exclusive: Estimated 100K water customers have risky lead lines
Posted May 15, 2016

Mary Hollingsworth, the state's top regulator of drinking water, took special interest in at least one item from a recent survey of Indiana water systems and their lead service lines. In Winchester, an estimated 45 percent of service lines — the spokes that deliver water from the main to customers — are made of lead or have lead components. Lead is a health risk, especially for babies, young children and pregnant mothers. Winchester is Hollingsworth's... Read More »
Indiana Public Media: Bloomington Water Tests Show Improved Quality
Posted May 05, 2016

The level of Disinfectant By-Products, or DBPs, in Bloomington’s water is decreasing after the city made changes to its water treatment process last month. DBPs are created when disinfectants, like chlorine, interact with organic matter. They have been linked to health risks such as cancer. In January, Mayor John Hamilton announced DBP levels had been increasing for several years.  The city began an aggressive campaign against the DBPs with many changes to the water treatment... Read More »

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