Aquifer Petition

If we don’t act now, future generations may not have access to clean water – people like our grandchildren.

The Mahomet Aquifer is a vital source of water for hundreds of thousands of residents in Central Illinois.  This sole source designation from the USEPA is a significant step forward because it positively impacts the review that the U.S. EPA places on federally funded projects that may contaminate the Aquifer. A Sole Source Aquifer designation by the U.S. EPA would also provide an invaluable educational tool, informing residents, businesses and organization who rely on the Mahomet Aquifer for their water just how vital this unique groundwater resource is to Central Illinois.

Please join us in our efforts to ensure our residents have clean, safe water.  Please sign the petition below to the USEPA and let them know how you feel about protecting your water supply.


Mr. Bill Spaulding
USEPA Sole Source Aquifer Coordinator
US EPA Region 5, Groundwater / Drinking Water Branch
77 W Jackson Blvd
(WG-15J)
Chicago, IL 60604

RE: Petition to Designate the Mahomet Aquifer as a Sole Source Aquifer

Dear Mr. Spaulding:

I encourage you to grant the designation of the Mahomet Aquifer as a Sole Source Aquifer for central Illinois. This Aquifer is a vital source of water for hundreds of thousands of residents in central Illinois, providing drinking water and supporting thousands of commercial, industrial, and agricultural water users. If we don't act to protect the Aquifer now, future generations may be unable to rely on it as a source of clean water.

I believe this designation is significant to protecting our water supply. A benefit of the designation would be the level of review the U.S. EPA places on federally funded projects that may affect the Aquifer. A Sole Source Aquifer designation by the U.S. EPA would also provide an invaluable educational tool, informing residents, businesses and institutions who rely on the Mahomet Aquifer for their water just how vital this unique groundwater resource is to Central Illinois.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this important issue. If you require additional information or assistance, please contact me at the information below.

Sincerely,