Indy Star: Projected water shortage prompts citizens to build new reservoir in FishersPosted Jun 24, 2015
Concerned by projections of a water shortage in Central Indiana by 2050, Citizens Energy Group announced plans Tuesday to build a new $20 million reservoir in Fishers.
Citizens has bought an 88-acre former limestone quarry from Irving Materials west of Olio Road and on the south side of Geist Reservoir's northern end, spokeswoman Sarah Holsapple said.
Citizens will fill the quarry with water over the next five years to create Citizens Reservoir. By 2020, the reservoir will hold 2.7 billion... Read More »
Fox 59: Environmental Protection Agency investigating Kokomo water contaminationPosted Jun 22, 2015
KOKOMO, IN (June 22, 2015) – The Environmental Protection Agency is working to identify the source of a dangerous pollutant in an underground plume that provides drinking water to 55,000 residents in Kokomo.
The nearly 300-acre underground water source contains a manufactured chemical called vinyl chloride, according to testing performed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
“These are chronic contaminants that over a long period of time, if you consume them, they... Read More »
Public News Service: Groups suggest policies to address blue-green algaePosted Jun 16, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS – With summer getting underway, experts say blue-green algae fueled by nutrient pollution are certain to return to lakes and streams in Indiana.
Kim Ferraro, water and agriculture policy director with the Hoosier Environmental Council, says while some forms of algae are good for the ecosystem, the blue-green kind can deplete oxygen in the water for aquatic life and turn toxic, such as the blue-green algae that's been plaguing Lake Erie – but Lake Erie isn't alone with... Read More »
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