South Bend Tribune: Since 2013, lead levels found too high in 38 Indiana water systemsPosted Apr 11, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS — The water system for a western Indiana high school is among nearly 40 in the state that have exceeded federally allowable lead levels at least once since the start of 2013, an analysis shows.The heightened lead levels in the water systems for North Vermillion High School and Baugo Community Schools, in the northern Indiana city of Elkhart, are particularly troubling because of the harmful effects lead can have on the development of children.
An Associated Press analysis of... Read More »
Star Tribune: Indiana’s burgeoning water crisisPosted Apr 03, 2016
While state lawmakers spent a good deal of time this past session on leveraging resources to improve the sorry state of our roads and bridges, nothing was done to address the way we deliver our most precious resource: water. If the people of Indiana could see the aging water infrastructure that rests under the ground across much of this state, they’d storm the Statehouse with tridents and pitchforks.
In many places around our state, we still rely upon original wooden water pipes that... Read More »
IN Public Media: IDEM Offers Free Ground Water TestingPosted Apr 01, 2016
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is offering Hoosiers with private drinking water wells free testing as part of a ground water assessment survey.
Using the information collected, IDEM will analyze the ground water quality in Indiana, including whether it affects the quality of surface water.
They will also be able to determine a better way to protect and evaluate the ground water over time.
IDEM Public Information Officer Barry Sneed says IDEM will work with the homeowners... Read More »
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