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2005 Groundwater
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AL   Crenshaw County                IA   Atlantic
AL   Dale County                    IA   Cargill Pork Iowa/Minnesota
AL   Etowah County - Middle         ID   Boise City
     Coosa Watershed                IL   Cargill Pork Illinois
AL   Eufaula, City of               IL   East Alton, Village of
AL   Madison County                 IL   Loves Park
AL   Madison, City of               IL   McDonough County
AL   St. Clair County - Middle      IL   Pekin
     Coosa Watershed                IN   Elkhart
AL   Sunter and Marengo             IN   Indianapolis-Marion County
     Counties                       IN   Valparaiso
AL   Talladega County               KS   McPherson County
AL   Tuscumbia, City of             KY   Cargill Pork Sugar Grove
AR   Cargill Pork Glenwood               Farm
AR   Cargill Pork Russellville      KY   Georgetown
AR   Cargill Pork Umpire Boar       MA   Barnstable County (Cape
     Stud                                Cod)
CA   Atascadero                     MI   Battle Creek, City of
CA   Desert Hot Springs             MI   Coldwater
CA   Desert Hot Springs High        MI   Greater Lansing Area
     School                         MI   Kalamazoo, City of
CA   Desert Hot Springs Middle      MI   Michigan State University
     School                         MI   Texas, Charter Township of
CA   Llagas Valley                  MN   Detroit Lakes, City of
CA   Lompoc                         MN   Holy Rosary Catholic School
CA   Murrieta                       MN   Rossman School - Detroit
CA   Orange County Water District        Lakes
FL   Escambia and Santa Rosa        MO   Callaway County
     Counties                       MO   Cargill Pork Missouri
FL   Hernando County                MO   Greene County
FL   Hurlburt Field                 MO   Independence
FL   Pinellas County                MO   Sedalia
GA   Chatham County                 NC   Lake Norman East
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NC   Orange County                NY   Maybrook, Village of
NE   Cargill Blair                NY   Middletown, City of
NE   David City                   NY   Monroe, Town of
NE   Grand Island and             NY   Monroe, Village of
     Surrounding Area             NY   Montgomery, Town of
NE   Imperial                     NY   Montgomery, Village of
NE   Keith County                 NY   Moodna Watershed Coalition
NE   Lancaster County             NY   Nassau County, Long Island
NE   Lincoln                      NY   New Windsor, Town of
NE   Offutt Air Force Base        NY   Newburgh, City of
NE   Sidney                       NY   Orange County
NE   Spring Creek Prairie         NY   Orange County Audubon
     Audubon Center                    Society
NE   Trenton, Village of          NY   Otisville, Village of
NH   Merrimack                    NY   Pine Bush Water District
NJ   Pompton Lakes                NY   Port Jervis, City of
NJ   Stafford Township            NY   Suffolk County
NV   Las Vegas Valley             NY   Unionville, Village of
NY   Blooming Grove, Town of      NY   United States Military
NY   Chester, Town of                  Academy
NY   Chester, Village of          NY   Walden, Village of
NY   Cornwall, Town of            NY   Wallkill River Watershed
NY   Cornwall-on-Hudson,          NY   Wallkill, Town of
     Village of                   NY   Warwick, Town of
NY   Florida, Village of          NY   Warwick, Village of
NY   Goshen, Town of              NY   Washingtonville, Village of
NY   Goshen, Village of           NY   Wawayanda, Town of
NY   Greenwood Lake, Village of   NY   Woodbury, Town of,
NY   Hamptonburgh, Town of             Consolidated Water District
NY   Harriman, Village of         OH   Brown County
NY   Highlands, Town of           OH   Dayton Multi-Jurisdictional
NY   Hudson River Estuary              WFPP
     Program                      OH   Hamilton to New Baltimore
NY   Kiryas Joel, Village of
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OH    Wright-Patterson Air Force    WI   Waupaca County
      Base                          WY   Laramie, City of
OK    Cargill Pork Oklahoma         WY   Natrona County
OK    Cargill Pork Tahona Boar
      Stud
ONT   Cambridge, City of
OR    Springfield
PA    Buhl Community Water
PA    Carbon County
PA    Kutztown, Borough of, Berks
      County
PA    Lebanon County
PA    Mars and Adams Townships
PA    Shrewsbury Borough
PA    Telford
PA    Washington County
RI    North Kingstown
SC    Rural Aiken County
TN    Memphis and Shelby County
TX    Horizon Milling-Saginaw
TX    North Plains Groundwater
      Conservation District
TX    Ramey Water-Sand Springs
      Community
UT    Swaner Nature Preserve
WA    Renton
WA    Sequim-Dungeness
WI    Calumet
WI    Dunn County
WI    Eau Claire County
WI    Kewaunee County
WI    Marathon County
WI    Marshfield Area
WI    Milladore Area
Crenshaw County AL                                                                          Designated Since           2005
Thomas Compton                                        Phone: 334-527-3061
South Crenshaw County Water Authority                 Fax: 334-527-0321
P.O. Box 152                                          Email: southcrenshaw@troycable.net
Brantley, AL 36009 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                    Result Oriented Activities:
Crenshaw County is home to 13,000 people who          Held a water festival for 4th grade students on April 1, 2005.
rely on groundwater for 100% of their domestic
water needs. Groundwater conservation and
potential overuse of the aquifer are current top
priorities for the area, and Crenshaw County uses
Groundwater Guardian to promote public
education and awareness.




Dale County AL                                                                              Designated Since           2005
Joe Sexton                                            Phone: 334-774-2336
Ozark Utilities Board                                 Fax: 334-774-4226
P.O. Box 1125                                         Email: joedaddy@snowhill.com; oubozkal@snowhill.co
Ozark, AL 36361 US                                    Web Site:
Community Profile:                                    Result Oriented Activities:
The nearly 50,000 residents of Dale County are        Held a water festival for 4th grade students on April 22, 2005 at the
completely dependent on groundwater as their          Wallace State Junior College in Dothan. -- Alabama Rural Water
drinking water source. Groundwater-related            Association technicians met with the classes that attended the festival
concerns for this area include groundwater            to demonstrate the groundwater flow model to students and distribute
availability and conservation. The Dale County        educational resource packets to the teachers.
team uses Groundwater Guardian to further public
education and awareness about the importance of
groundwater.




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Etowah County - Middle Coosa Watershed AL                                                     Designated Since          2004
Krista Ashley                                           Phone: 256-546-4841 x111
Etowah County Soil & Water Conservation District        Fax: 256-549-5356
312-B S 3rd. Street                                     Email: krista.ashley@al.nacdnet.net
Gadsden, AL 35901 US                                    Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Etowah County is located in northeastern Alabama        Organizing to hold an annual water festival for 4th graders, teachers,
and is home to over 83,000 residents. Current           and community volunteers on November 22, 2005. The festival
groundwater-related concerns include illegal            focuses on the Etowah County communities' drinking water sources
dumps in sinkhole areas, old and unlined landfills,     and how to protect them. The festival has educated and impacted
and contamination due to industrial waste sites.        over 5700 4th graders and community volunteers since it was first
Etowah County uses Groundwater Guardian as a            held in 2002.
catalyst for groundwater protection, education,
and outreach.




Eufaula, City of AL                                                                           Designated Since          2001
Deena Robinson                                          Phone: 334-687-1225
Wellhead Prot. Comm. of Water Works & Sewer             Fax: 334-687-4419
840 W Washington Street, P.O. Box 26                    Email: drobinson@eufaulawaterworks.com
Eufaula, AL 36027 US                                    Web Site: www.eufaulaalabama.com
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 16,000 people who live in Eufaula receive all       Held the third annual groundwater festival for fourth grade students in
of their drinking water from local groundwater          Barbour and Bullock counties, attended by nearly 850 students,
supplies. The City's drinking water supply is           presenters, and parents.
currently threatened by ground contamination
around well sites. Eufaula's Groundwater
Guardian team wants to protect its groundwater
through wellhead protection efforts and public
education about the protection and conservation
of groundwater.




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Madison County AL                                                                              Designated Since         1997
Anne W. Burkett                                          Phone: 256-532-3505
Madison Co. Comm, Plan & Econ Dev                        Fax: 256-532-3704
Madison Co. Courthouse, 100 Northside Sq.                Email: ped@co.madison.al.us
Huntsville, AL 35801-4820 US                             Web Site: www.co.madison.al.us
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Madison County's 276,700 residents are working           Planned and organized the 2005 Madison County Drinking Water
to protect public health and promote safety by           Festival, attended by over 1,600 4th grade students.
minimizing potential groundwater contamination
in well recharge areas. Rapid residential and
industrial growth, private wells, and disposal
practices in wellhead protection areas place the
county's groundwater at risk. Madison County
uses the Groundwater Guardian program as a
source of information and expertise in efforts to
raise awareness about groundwater protection.




Madison, City of AL                                                                            Designated Since         1998
Bernard L. Bressette                                     Phone: 256-772-0253 x108
Wellhead Protection Advisory Committee                   Fax: 256-772-7501
P.O. Box 197, 101 Ray Sanderson Drive                    Email: roxanna@madisonwaterboard.org
Madison, AL 35758 US                                     Web Site: www.madisonwaterboard.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
North Alabama receives its groundwater from              Sponsored and participated in the Madison County/University of
fractured limestone and is developed at depths           Alabama Huntsville Groundwater Festival, which provided hands-on
ranging from surface level springs to wells 250 feet     education for 2,000 4th grade students. -- Continued to work with
deep. The City of Madison receives 100% of its           local and state representatives to support legislation and give
drinking water from these groundwater sources.           unincorporated areas the ability to protect their groundwater recharge
Inherent problems to these type of sources are           areas and exchange information with incorporated wellhead
abandoned domestic wells and karst fractures that        protection utilities. -- Continued work on the closure of sinkholes and
may expose the limestone aquifers to surface             abandoned wells. -- Continued to evaluate properties for purchase by
contamination. The City of Madison uses                  the City Water and Wastewater Board to protect groundwater
Groundwater Guardian to develop awareness and            resources and advance wellhead protection interests.
understanding about the City's groundwater
supply, to make citizens aware how they can
protect groundwater quality and quantity, and to
help the city develop means for protecting local
groundwater supplies.




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St. Clair County - Middle Coosa Watershed AL                                                  Designated Since         2004
Krista Ashley                                           Phone: 205-338-7215
St. Clair County Soil & Water Conservation Dist.        Fax: 205-338-7215
1815 Cogswell Ave. Suite 108                            Email: krista.ashley@al.nacdnet.net
Pell City, AL 35125-2501 US                             Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 50,000 residents who live in St. Clair County       Organized and held an annual water festival for 4th graders, teachers,
rely on groundwater for 91% of their drinking           and community volunteers in April. The festival focuses on the St.
water needs. Illegal dumps in sinkhole areas and        Clair County communities' drinking water sources and how to protect
contamination resulting from industrial waste sites     them. The festival has educated and impacted over 3000 4th graders
currently threaten the area's groundwater supply.       and community volunteers since it was first held in 2002.
St. Clair County uses Groundwater Guardian as a
catalyst for local groundwater education, outreach,
and protection activities.




Sumter & Marengo Counties AL                                                                  Designated Since         2005
Mandee Carrier                                          Phone: 205-652-7521
Sumter County Soil & Water Conservation District        Fax: 205-652-9615
P.O. Box 250                                            Email: mandee.carrier@al.nacdnet.net
Livingston, AL 35470 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
This two county area of Alabama is home to              Made plans to hold a water festival for 775 4th grade students and
14,000 people who tap groundwater supplies for          volunteers on October 25. The festival will feature Edible Aquifers,
90% of their drinking water needs. Concerns for         Watershed in a Box, and Drop in a Bucket activites.
this area include development and resource
conservation. Sumter and Marengo Counties use
Groundwater Guardian for educational resources
and materials.




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Talladega County AL                                                                            Designated Since         2005
Tammy Hickey                                              Phone: 256-401-2573
Sylacauga Utilities                                       Fax:
P.O. Box 207                                              Email: thickey@sylacauga.net
Sylacauga, AL 35150 US                                    Web Site:
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Talladega County is home to over 80,000                   Organizing and fund-raising to hold a water festival May 12, 2006.
residents; 90% of residents drinking water comes          The festival will be held at Talladega College and feature the theme,
from local groundwater supplies. Current                  "Racing to Protect Water." -- Secured a commitment from the
concerns include the contamination of drinking            Alabama Rural Water Association to meet with each of the fifty
water supplies, watershed management, and over-           classes that will attend the festival to demonstrate the groundwater
development. Talladega County uses                        flow model to students and distribute educational resource packets to
Groundwater Guardian to further its educational           the teachers.
efforts in local schools and with the public.




Tuscumbia, City of AL                                                                          Designated Since         1998
David Thornton                                            Phone: 256-383-0321
Tuscumbia Utilities                                       Fax: 256-386-5690
P.O. Box 269, 202 E 6th St.                               Email: dthornton@tuscutilities.com
Tuscumbia, AL 35674 US                                    Web Site: www.tuscutilities.com
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
The Big Spring, located in the center of the city, is     Continued to produce and distribute a semi-annual newsletter for
a 35 million gallon per day spring that serves as         water customers about groundwater protection, water conservation,
the only source of drinking water for the                 water safety, and fertilizer education. -- Continued to distribute
Tuscumbia area. The spring has a very large               brochures illustrating the recharge area for the Big Spring and
recharge area and is susceptible to contamination         possible contamination sources. -- Continued the "Ruby Raindrop"
from over 500 potential contamination sites. The          program for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. --
Tuscumbia Groundwater Guardian team is                    Organized and participated in the 2005 Colbert County Water
working to increase knowledge of the                      Festival involving over 900 students from area elementary schools. --
groundwater supply and possible contamination             Sponsored tours of the Water Treatment Plant for local 2nd, 3rd and
situations, develop and increase public awareness         4th grade students.
of groundwater concerns, and develop voluntary
committees to protect the water supply.




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Cargill Pork Glenwood AR                                                                     Designated Since         1999
Homer Knighten                                         Phone: 870-356-2173
Cargill Pork                                           Fax: 870-356-4550
511 North 1st                                          Email: homer knighten@cargill.com
Glenwood, AR 71943 US                                  Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The Cargill Pork Glenwood facility consists of 108     Continued conducting monthly audits of hog facilities. The audits
farms which receive 75% of their drinking water        help producers identify and analyze potential signs of discharge from
from 85 private wells. Ensuring that each farm is      waste structures, waste runoff, freeboard, maintenance of holding
in compliance with regulations and pose no risk of     structure banks, and insure proper application areas and record
groundwater contamination are top priorities for       keeping. -- Continued quarterly clean-ups of a section of the Caddo
the Glenwood Groundwater Guardian team.                River. -- Continued to conduct water education presentations to local
Cargill Pork Glenwood uses the Groundwater             4H groups. -- Required all hog facilities to conduct annual water
Guardian program to audit farms on a monthly           sampling and testing for bacteria.
basis and reinforce the importance of groundwater
protection to hog producers and company
employees.




Cargill Pork Russellville AR                                                                 Designated Since         1999
Jane Risius                                            Phone: 479-968-4560 x403
Cargill Pork                                           Fax: 479-880-0445
P.O. Box 1067, 209 W Main St. Ste 1                    Email: jane risius@cargill.com
Russellville, AR 72811 US                              Web Site: www.cargillpork.com
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Cargill Pork Russellville uses the Groundwater         Sponsored quarterly clean-ups of a local stretch of highway through
Guardian program to educate hog producers and          the Adopt-A-Highway program. -- Continued to write Water Matters
company employees about the importance of safe         articles in the Cargill newsletter. -- Conducted monthly audits on
groundwater. The Groundwater Guardian team             swine facilities for potential environmental violations or problems. --
also participates in community projects to help        Presented water education programs at local elementary schools. --
demonstrate that Cargill is a concerned and            Required swine facilities not using state regulated water to annually
responsible neighbor.                                  test for coliform bacteria. -- Worked with Arkansas Tech University to
                                                       develop a coliform discrimination database to provide technical
                                                       means for distinguishing coliforms derived from different animal
                                                       sources. -- Converted all sow farms from trough watering to nipple
                                                       watering systems, significantly reducing water use on farms.




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Cargill Pork Umpire Boar Stud AR                                                             Designated Since         2000
Randy Shook                                             Phone: 870-583-7482
Cargill Pork                                            Fax: 870-583-6712
183 Mineola Road                                        Email: Randy Shook@cargill.com
Umpire, AR 71971 US                                     Web Site: www.cargillpork.com
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
There is a misconception among the public that          Continued to perform monthly environmental audits on swine
hog farms are a major pollutant of groundwater,         facilities. The auditing program helps producers identify and analyze
therefore Cargill Pork Umpire Boar Stud uses the        potential problems. -- Conducted a clean-up of the shoreline of Lake
Groundwater Guardian program to educate hog             Ouachita.
producers and company employees about the
importance of safe and protected groundwater.
The Groundwater Guardian team also participates
in community projects to help demonstrate that it
is a concerned and responsible good neighbor.




Atascadero CA                                                                                Designated Since         1998
Jaime Lien, Conservation Manager                        Phone: 805-461-7217 x17
Atascadero Mutual Water Company                         Fax: 805-466-2596
P.O. Box 6075, 5005 El Camino Real zip 93422            Email: jlien@atash2o.com
Atascadero, CA 93423 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Atascadero's population of 27,000 uses                  Have scheduled the Atascadero Creek/Salinas River Cleanup &
groundwater for all of its drinking water needs. In     Watershed Fair to be held in October. The Groundwater Guardian
2004 the community experienced the worst 3-year         Team coordinates volunteers for the clean-up and volunteers and
drought in the water company's 90-year history. A       exhibits for the fair. -- Continued the Water Conserving Landscape
water shortage condition was declared in                Awards program for the sixth year to reward residents and businesses
September. Water use restrictions and                   that have installed water-conserving landscapes. -- Sponsored a
prohibitions were mandated; they were later             booth with groundwater information and activities at the local
rescinded after record rainfall in October and          Children's Day celebration. -- Scheduled to publish the seventh
December. Generally, the watershed and                  edition of the Woodlands and Watersheds Community Calendar. The
groundwater resources are in good condition but         calendar will feature photographs of plants used by the indigenous
need to be monitored to ensure their continued          people living in the Salinas River watershed and will be available for
good health. Atascadero uses the Groundwater            free to the public.
Guardian program to raise community awareness
about groundwater issues, implement educational
programs to inform citizens about responsible
water use, and coordinate activities with local
agencies and organizations already involved in
water-related issues.




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Desert Hot Springs CA                                                                        Designated Since         1995
Marge Cook                                              Phone: 760-329-2211
Desert Hot Springs Groundwater Guardian Team            Fax: 760-329-2211
66-875 Yucca Drive                                      Email: cookm204@earthlink.net
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 US                         Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
A very unique situation exists within the               Mentored the activities of the DHS High School Groundwater
community of Desert Hot Springs (DHS). A cold           Guardian Team. -- Participated in the Desert Springs Middle School
water aquifer supplies the city's 15,000 residents      Science Fair and Drinking Water Festival. -- Planned the 2005
with clean drinking water that does not have to be      Festival of Our Waters, which will be held October 15 & 16. --
treated. A hot water aquifer provides the city with     Continued to distribute a brochure describing the DHS Groundwater
spas that attract people from around the world.         Guardian efforts and the importance of groundwater preservation and
The hot water table is shallow compared to other        protection. -- Continued to raise funds for the DHS Youth Scholarship
desert aquifers with a water table less than 100        program. -- Began taping for a DHS Groundwater Guardian
feet deep. The aquifer lies underneath some of the      Television Series in conjunction with DHS High School, which
most densely populated areas of the city. DHS           would educate the community about groundwater protection. The
uses Groundwater Guardian to protect their              series is student driven and was kicked off with the "Newspapers in
groundwater resources through public awareness          Education" program. -- Initiated the DHS Groundwater Guardian
and education programs.                                 Team Monthly Column for "The Valley Breeze" newspaper. --
                                                        Initiated a hazardous waste program for recreational vehicles. Posters
                                                        will be put up in area recreational parks with the message "You Can
                                                        Help Protect Our Groundwater." -- Made arrangements to particpate
                                                        in the Annual DHS Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Breakfast. This
                                                        event serves as the team's annual GG Designation and Recognition
                                                        Ceremony.




Desert Hot Springs High School CA                                                            Designated Since         2000
Dr. Brian Murray, Principal                             Phone: 760-288-7006
Desert Hot Springs High School                          Fax: 760-288-7010
65-850 Pierson Blvd.                                    Email:
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 US                         Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Desert Hot Springs High School incorporates             Held twice-monthly after-school events and worked through the
water resources, particularly groundwater, into as      "Newspapers in Education" program to provide hands-on
many forms of high school subject matter as             opportunities for students to learn about groundwater. A special
possible through an evolving school-based               newspaper supplement, "Groundwater & You," was prepared and
groundwater preservation program. The high              published to spread the word about groundwater conservation,
school uses the Groundwater Guardian program to         preservation, and protection. -- Continued the "Groundwater
provide opportunities for hands-on learning about       Underground" after school program for high school students. This
groundwater in the classroom, as well as student        year students raised funds to build a water system in Chiapas,
involvement in community groundwater                    Mexico. The system will be built by the SEVA Foundation and
preservation activities, including acting as            powered by a solar cell and battery. -- Developed designs for a water-
Groundwater Guardian mentors for middle and             related ceramic tile wall and water conservation garden. Production
elementary school students.                             of the wall will begin with the Fall 2005 school year and will be
                                                        followed by a collaboration with the Natural Science Education
                                                        Connection program to complete the garden below the tile wall.




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Desert Springs Middle School CA                                                              Designated Since         2005
Mike Swize, Principal                                   Phone: 760-251-7200
Desert Springs Middle School                            Fax: 760-251-7206
66-755 Two Bunch Palms Trail                            Email:
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 US                         Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
A very unique situation exist within the                Created flyers in both English and Spanish to promote the Riverside
community of Desert Hot Springs. A cold water           County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, held on
aquifer supplies the city's 17,000 plus population      January 8, 2005. Over 1,600 flyers were distributed to youth to take
with clean drinking water. One of nine                  home. As a result, waste collection at the event was up
communities that make up the Palm Springs               significantly. -- Held an Annual Science Fair featuring science and
Desert Resorts area, Desert Hot Springs'                water-related categories. -- Held the Desert Springs Middle School
groundwater resources are enjoyed by both               Student's Drinking Water Festival. Over 500 students participated. --
community residents and year-round visitors to the      Used copies of "Groundwater & You," an 8-page supplement that was
area. The Desert Springs Middle School team             printed in the local newspaper, to educate students about
recognizes that watershed areas must be guarded         groundwater preservation, conservation, and protection. The
against contamination to maintain the                   supplement was produced by the Desert Hot Springs High School
community's hospitality industry and economic           Groundwater Guardian Team as part of a "Newspapers in Education"
well-being. Desert Springs Middle School uses           program.
Groundwater Guardian by incorporating
groundwater into as many forms of middle school
subject matter as possible thought an evolving
school-based groundwater preservation program,
as well as a hands-on approach to learning about
groundwater in the classroom and student
involvement in community groundwater
protection activities.




Llagas Valley CA                                                                             Designated Since         2004
Tracy Hemmeter                                          Phone: 408-265-2600
Perchlorate Community Advisory Group (PCAG)             Fax: 408-979-5615
5750 Almaden Expressway                                 Email: themmeter@valleywater.org
San Jose, CA 95118 US                                   Web Site: www.smneighbor.org/html/pcag.html
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Approximately 90,000 people live in Llagas Valley       Continued to implement an outreach and education plan to provide
and depend on groundwater for all their drinking        residents with timely information about perchlorate and possible
water needs. Widespread perchlorate                     corrective actions. The groups' list of interested parties and media
contamination, associated with a former safety          coverage were expanded. Newspapers publish periodic articles
flare manufacturing facility, was discovered in the     describing PCAG activities, the status of the perchlorate groundwater
valley in 2003. Perchlorate has been detected in        contamination case, and upcoming milestones related to perchlorate.
450 water supply wells in an 18 square mile area.       Interested parties receive meeting agendas, minutes, and the latest
Most of the affected wells are privately owned in       reports.
rural areas that lack public water supply
infrastructure. More than 1,000 homes are
receiving bottled water and wellhead treatment
has been installed on five public water supply
wells. Elevated nitrate levels have also been
observed in the area. Llagas Valley uses
Groundwater Guardian to perform outreach and
education on groundwater quality issues, focusing
primarily on perchlorate.




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Lompoc CA                                                                                        Designated Since          1996
Mary Kammer                                               Phone: 805-875-8298
City of Lompoc                                            Fax: 805-875-8398
100 Civic Center Plaza                                    Email: m kammer@ci.lompoc.ca.us
Lompoc, CA 93438 US                                       Web Site: ci.lompoc.ca.us
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Lompoc has nine wells which provide 100% of               Continued the Water Rebate Program, which provides rebates to
the community's water supply. Rain and river flow         customers who retrofit plumbing fixtures with low-flow showerheads,
recharge the aquifer that supplies Lompoc with its        faucet aerators, Energy Star dishwashers and clothes washers, and 1.6
water. During drought years, decreased water              gallon per flush toilets. -- Distributed educational material at various
levels have become a concern. Recent problems             community events and made presentations to local groups about
in California led the City to encourage water             water conservation and wellhead protection. -- Created a
conservation and thereby reduce the use of                Commercial Rebate Program, which provides incentives for
electricity at the Water Treatment Plant. Fifty years     businesses to install water-conserving devices, such as low-flow
of upstream diversions and agricultural practices         toilets, high capacity clothes washers, and water efficient plumbing
within the Lompoc Valley Basin have also led to a         fixtures.
deterioration of local water quality. Lompoc uses
Groundwater Guardian to increase the public's
awareness of groundwater and protecting its
quality and quantity, and to educate area youth
about groundwater.




Murrieta CA                                                                                      Designated Since          2000
Gary Allen or Wayne Spencer                               Phone: 909-677-7667
Murrieta County Water District                            Fax: 909-677-5499
42290 Ivy Street, P.O. Box 949                            Email: wspencer@murrietawater.com;customerservice@
Murrieta, CA 92562 US                                     Web Site: www.murrietawater.com
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Murrieta's population of over 50,000 relies on            Sponsored a booth at the annual Fireman's Barbecue. Various
local groundwater supplies for all their drinking         groundwater information was distributed. -- Continued a program to
water needs. The area is faced with several               test water quality and water table levels throughout the water district
groundwater concerns, including over-drafting of          by monitoring public and private wells. -- Continued to conduct well
the basin, a dropping water table, rising nitrate         and septic tank surveys to collect information regarding these
levels, possible MTBE contamination, and the loss         systems. -- Continued various water conservation programs,
of groundwater recharge due to new                        including an Ultra Low-Flow Toilet Rebate program, a High Efficiency
development. Murrieta uses Groundwater                    Washer Rebate program, and percolation testing for potential
Guardian to network with other communities and            recharge ponds. -- Created a formal Public Outreach and Education
to raise public awareness.                                program for the District. The team participated a water festival and
                                                          school-to-career programs.




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Orange County Water District CA                                                             Designated Since         1997
Rebecca Long                                           Phone: 714-378-3362
Orange County Water Dist                               Fax: 714-963-0291
10500 Ellis Avenue, P.O. Box 8300                      Email: rlong@ocwd.com
Fountain Valley, CA 92728-8300 US                      Web Site: www.ocwd.com
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides 75% of the drinking water         Participated in various Orange County community events to distribute
for the 1.9 million residents living in Orange         groundwater education and conservation materials. -- Continued
County. However, Orange County residents are           work on the development of an watershed education project at the
unaware that groundwater is a primary source of        Santiago Oaks Regional Park. -- Developed plan to create materials
drinking water. In addition, groundwater               and educate others about Groundwater Guardian and encourage
education in the county is minimal, and more           membership. -- Developed plan to create and install natural habitat
public outreach regarding water conservation and       markers throughout the watershed. The markers would also focus on
reuse is needed to reduce residents' dependence        groundwater protection and habitat restoration. -- Held the 2005
on imported water. Stormwater and nonpoint             Children's Drinking Water Festival. Over 7,500 students, teachers,
source pollution has recently become a threat to       parents, volunteers, and presenters participated in the two-day event.
both ground and surface water sources. Orange
County uses the Groundwater Guardian program
to develop innovative methods to provide
groundwater information to adults, disseminate
information to the community about reliance on
groundwater, and mobilize community members
to participate in pollution prevention activities.




Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties FL                                                         Designated Since         2003
Eleanor Godwin                                         Phone: 850-595-8910 x226
Bay Area Resource Council                              Fax: 850-595-8967
P.O. Box 9759, 3435 N 12th Ave                         Email: godwine@wfrpc.dst.fl.us
Pensacola, FL 32513 US                                 Web Site: www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties draw             Sponsored field trips, classroom activities, public events, and video
drinking water from an unconfined aquifer, which       series as part of the Resource Ranger Environmental Club. Video
is highly susceptible to contamination. In             series now being shown weekly in five cable outlets from Florida to
Escambia County, 11 of 37 wells have activated         Massachusetts. -- Updated and revised a five-year Watershed
charcoal filters for either petroleum or solvent       Management Plan. Components of the plan include public outreach
removal. In addition, evidence of radium has           activities such as watershed tours and workshops focusing on growth
been found in local school water supplies, raising     and stormwater best management practices.
concerns about groundwater contamination.
Neighboring counties may face shortages soon,
and this two-county area is working towards water
conservation now and in the future. Escambia and
Santa Rosa Counties use Groundwater Guardian to
raise awareness throughout the community and
schools about the fragility of the area's drinking
water supply.




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Hernando County FL                                                                             Designated Since         2002
Alys Brockway                                            Phone: 352-540-4368 x139
Hernando County Utilities Department                     Fax: 352-754-4485
21030 Cortez Blvd.                                       Email: abrockway@co.hernando.fl.us
Brooksville, FL 34601 US                                 Web Site: www.co.hernando.fl.us/utils/groundwater/inde
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Hernando County's 145,413 residents receive              Established the Hernando County Groundwater Guardian Website.
100% of their drinking water from local                  The site will continue as an on-going and evolving program to
groundwater sources. The inter-relationship of           publish meeting notices, workshop dates, and activities. -- Continued
karst formations, stormwater, and saltwater              to coordinate with the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program to
intrusion currently threaten the quality of the          provide public information and educational opportunities dealing
area's aquifer. The County is working to provide a       with Florida-friendly lawn and landscaping practices. -- Continued to
sufficient, safe and adequate supply of                  work with various agencies to identify and improve methods to
groundwater now and for the future by developing         protect karst areas within the region's aquifer. In particular, worked
and implementing conservation strategies                 with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to identify
countywide. Hernando County uses the                     sinkholes in the county that need to be cleared of debris and
Groundwater Guardian program to identify                 sediment. Scuba divers will clean up the most vulnerable sites. --
problems, concerns, threats, challenges,                 Held the workshop, "Gambling with Groundwater: A High Stakes
opportunities, and solutions to research, identify,      Game We Can't Afford to Lose," which featured five ourstanding
and implement programs and projects to restore           speakers and educational booths. The workshop was attended by
and protect the groundwater that supplies                over 100 and filmed for release to over 33,000 subscribers.
Hernando County citizens.




Hurlburt Field FL                                                                              Designated Since         1998
Traci Dewar                                              Phone: 850-884-4651
16 CES/CEV                                               Fax: 850-884-2580
415 Independence Road                                    Email: traci.dewar@hurlburt.af.mil
Hurlburt Field, FL 32578 US                              Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Hurlburt Field is home to the Air Force Special          Updated water conservation/pollution prevention brochures. The
Operations Command. There is a limited water             brochures are made available at the family housing office; also at a
supply in the area from the Floridian Aquifer, a         booth during a Family Fun Fest attended by over 7,000 personnel and
sole source aquifer. Although the aquifer is             family members. -- Updated the stormwater pollution prevention
protected from contamination by the Pensacola            plan according to NPDES Phase II regulations. Over 200 civilian,
Clay Formation, overuse of water from the aquifer        military personnel, and contractors were trained in pollution
by area communities is threatening the availability      prevention requirements. Received a permit from the state to utilize
of the water supply in the future. Local shallow         reuse water for irrigation. -- Used an Enviroscape model to educate
aquifer wells are used for irrigation only. Hurlburt     180 2nd graders during ecotours at the installation nature trail. Also
Field uses the Groundwater Guardian program to           used the model to educate middle school students during a career
raise groundwater awareness and education in the         day.
area in an attempt to get key people involved in
implementing water reuse and other planned
programs.




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Pinellas County FL                                                                           Designated Since         1996
Vestina Ford                                           Phone: 727-464-5261
Pinellas County Utilities                              Fax: 727-464-3576
14 S. Fort Harrison Avenue                             Email: vford@co.pinellas.fl.us
Clearwater, FL 33756 US                                Web Site: www.utility.co.pinellas.fl.us
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The 884,000 people who live in Pinellas County         Celebrated AWWA's National Drinking Water Week by sponsoring
use groundwater for all of their drinking water        various presentations, contests, and tours. -- Conducted Enviro
needs. Water suppliers and utilities in the area       Business Collection Days during which small businesses could
obtain withdrawal permits from the Southwest           dispose of hazardous waste. -- Continued chemical waste and
Florida Water Management District. The District        household electronics collections. -- Served on the Conservation
has plans to reduce the permitted amount of            Coordination Committee. -- Distributed the Consumer Confidence
pumping in future years. This proposed reduction       Report. -- Participated in the Pinellas Family EarthFest. -- Continued
necessitates increased efforts in the areas of         hotel water conservation program. -- Co-sponsored the Eco Garden
conservation and alternative source exploration to     Conference. -- Continued the FL Yards and Neighborhoods program
meet the needs of the area's citizens and utility      and the Healthy Lawn Campaign. -- Continued the Pollution
customers. Pinellas County uses the Groundwater        Prevention program. -- Sponsored Pollution Prevention Week. --
Guardian program to bring cohesion to the              Developed recycled gift wrap. -- Taught local elementary and middle
numerous efforts and individuals involved in water     school students about utility services and procedures. -- Sponsored
and environmental conservation issues within the       water-friendly landscaping seminars. -- Worked with the FL Arts
area.                                                  Council to develop an interactive water conservation production,
                                                       "Aesop's Aqua Adventure" to local elementary schools. Reached
                                                       31,000 elementary students and teachers through performances at 52
                                                       Pinellas County schools between August 2004 and May 2005. --
                                                       Continued the Alternate Water Source Rebate Program designed to
                                                       reimburse 50%, up to $300 for installation of a shallow well for
                                                       irrigation purposes. -- Designed Brooker Creek Preserve
                                                       Environmental Education Center to educate and enhance public
                                                       awarenss and promote environmental stewardship. Since its grand
                                                       opening in June, 2004, the Center has received over 3,688 visitors. --
Chatham County GA                                                                            Designated Since         1996
Deatre Denion                                          Phone: 912-651-2221
City of Savannah Water & Sewer Bureau                  Fax: 912-651-7785
P.O. Box 1027                                          Email: deatre denion@savannahga.gov
Savannah, GA 31402 US                                  Web Site: www.savannahga.gov
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides 98% of the drinking water         Continued a variety of high impact education and outreach efforts,
supply to the area's 240,411 residents. Saltwater      including presentations, newspaper articles, Earth Day, "Water
intrusion from excessive pumpage continues to be       Wisdom" television show, Less Waters the running toilet, storm drain
a major concern for area residents. In addition,       marking, newsletters, and giveaways. -- Planned and conducted river
since surface waters are common in the area,           clean ups. -- Planned the third annual Coastal Water Festival for local
many residents believe they receive drinking           4th graders, to be held in November. The festival will be held on
water primarily from these sources rather than         school grounds so their constructed wetland may be used as an
groundwater. Chatham County uses                       educational tool. -- Placed Groundwater Guardian signs in the area
Groundwater Guardian to educate the community          to remind residents of their source of drinking water. -- Secured
about their source of drinking water and to            funding to create a xeriscape demonstration garden in downtown
encourage conservation and limit potential             Savannah that includes an educational component. -- Held a
pollution problems.                                    plumbing retrofit event to distribute 350 low flow toilets. -- Planning
                                                       workshops to promote the Girl Scout Water Patch and conduct
                                                       teacher training.




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Atlantic IA                                                                                   Designated Since         1997
Jon Martens                                             Phone: 712-243-1395
Atlantic Municipal Utilities                            Fax: 712-243-2487
15 West 3rd Street, Box 517                             Email: j.martens@a-m-u.net
Atlantic, IA 50022 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides all of the drinking water to       Continued planting and improving native grasses and forbs. --
Atlantic's 7,432 residents. Atlantic Municipal          Continued to plant native trees. Over 12,500 have been planted to
Utilities is coontinuing to improve its wellhead        date. -- Continued community source water protection efforts by
protection program. Atlantic uses the                   planting and maintaining filter strips throughout the area.
Groundwater Guardian program to educate
residents about the importance of protecting local
groundwater supplies.




Cargill Pork Iowa/Minnesota IA                                                                Designated Since         1999
Scott Johnson                                           Phone: 507-723-4932
Cargill Pork                                            Fax: 316-266-7378
112 S O'Connell                                         Email: scott a johnson@cargill.com
Springfield, MN 56087 US                                Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Cargill Pork Iowa/Minnesota contracts and sells         Continued a monthly environmental audit program. The audit
pigs to family farmers. Many of these producers         focuses on dead animial disposal methods; manure management,
rely on groundwater as their primary source of          including handling, storage, and land application practices and
drinking water, both for their livestock as well as     application practices; and record keeping. -- Participated in a cleanup
their family. Manure management and source              of the shore on Lake Okoboji. -- Worked with producers to conduct
water protection are vital to their and their           annual well water testing for coliform bacteria.
neighbors' daily lives. With the pork industry
continually under fire, Cargill Pork works to be a
good steward of the land and a leader in
communities. Cargill Pork Iowa uses Groundwater
Guardian to work with producers to prevent
contamination and protect water resources.




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Boise City ID                                                                               Designated Since         1994
Catherine Chertudi                                     Phone: 208-384-3912
Boise Public Works Department                          Fax: 208-433-5650
PO Box 500, 150 No. Capitol Blvd.                      Email: cchertudi@cityofboise.org
Boise, ID 83701-0500 US                                Web Site: www.cityofboise.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The 194,000 people in Boise are served by              Continued education and outreach projects during Water Awareness
privately-owned drinking water companies, as           Week (May 9-13), including classroom presentations, materials
well as other public drinking water suppliers.         distribution, and the development of a groundwater video that will air
More than 90% of Boise's drinking water is             on the local cable access channel. -- Continued to sponsor a series of
supplied by groundwater. Boise continues to            water-efficient landscaping courses in partnership with the University
experience strong economic growth. Increasing          of Idaho Extension Service. Over 500 people participated. --
population & business growth places a greater          Sponsored an Enviroguard Classroom Education Program for local
demand on the groundwater system, particularly         classrooms.
since precipitation averages only about 12 inches
per year. Declining water levels have been
identified in one area & there is concern about
groundwater contamination in several areas. A
large portion of the surrounding rural population
uses private, shallow wells which are susceptible
to contamination from increased development &
rural land uses. Boise uses Groundwater Guardian
to energize support, knowledge and interest in
protecting and conserving groundwater supplies.




Cargill Pork Illinois IL                                                                    Designated Since         1999
Dave Webber                                            Phone: 618-231-1602
Cargill Pork                                           Fax: 316-261-3597
607 N Chesterfield Common Apt. E                       Email: david webber@cargill.com
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 US                                Web Site: www.cargillpork.com
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Cargill Pork contracts with family farmers             Continued the monthly audit process for swine farms, helping
throughout Illinois who raise pigs for Cargill on      producers identify opportunities for improving environmental
rural farms. Many of these producers rely on           management on their farms. -- Participated in annual Mississippi River
groundwater as their primary source of drinking        Restoration and Beautification Project in Alton, clearing debris and
water, as well for agricultural use. Proper manure     litter from shoreline. -- Continued annual training meetings to inform
management is one key to protecting the quality of     and educate producers about environmental issues and current
groundwater, and Cargill Pork works to clear up        regulations regarding nutrient and waste management. -- Informed
public misconceptions that pork producers are          producers about Cargill Pork's best management practices, which
apathetic to groundwater quality issues.               requires periodic water testing for contaminants such as coliform
                                                       bacteria.




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East Alton, Village of IL                                                                      Designated Since        2001
Doug Booten                                               Phone: 618-259-4646
Municipality                                              Fax: 618-259-0675
119 W. Main St.                                           Email: eawtp@charter.net
East Alton, IL 62024 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
The 6,800 people who reside in East Alton rely on         Conducted tour of water treatment plant for middle school students.
groundwater for all of their drinking water needs.
The main contamination concerns of this sand and
gravel aquifer is MTBE from leaking underground
storage tanks located near the wellfield. There are
also three refineries located within a few miles of
several local community water supplies. East
Alton uses the Groundwater Guardian program to
attract positive media attention to groundwater
issues, in turn raising awareness in the public.




Loves Park IL                                                                                  Designated Since        2001
Nathan Bruck                                       Phone: 815-654-5033
Loves Park Drinking Water Prot. Planning Committee Fax: 815-654-5004
100 Heart Blvd.                                    Email: nbruck28@hotmail.com
Loves Park, IL 61111 US                            Web Site: www.loves-park.il.us
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
The 20,000 people who live in Loves Park receive          Sponsored a Youth Groundwater Festival for 900 4th and 5th grade
all of their drinking water from local groundwater        students at Rock Valley Community College. -- Began work to collect
supplies. Currently, one municipal well finished          the coordinates of properly abandoned wells near a municipal supply
in the shallow sand and gravel aquifer is at risk for     well using GPS technology.
groundwater contamination from several sources
within the well's ten year capture zone. An
abandoned landfill, numerous small businesses
generating auto and industrial wastes, and a
residential area with abandoned wells on most
properties contribute to the possibility of
contaminants reaching the drinking water supply.
Loves Park uses Groundwater Guardian to
develop public awareness and understanding of
what can impact the quality of the city's water
supply, raise awareness about water protection,
and encourage businesses and residents in the
capture zone to voluntarily protect their drinking
water source.




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McDonough County IL                                                                           Designated Since           1996
Steve Bennett                                          Phone: 309-298-1256
McDonough Co. GW Protection Ed. Committee              Fax: 309-298-3399
Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle       Email: SW-Bennett1@wiu.edu
Macomb, IL 61455 US                                    Web Site: www.macomb.com/mchd/
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
McDonough County is home to a major university,        Provided free water testing kits for coliform and nitrates to area
a number of small businesses, ten incorporated         residents as a part of Drinking Water Week. -- Presented information
communities in various stages of development,          about the hydrologic cycle and groundwater protection at the
and excellent farmland. This great economic            McDonough County 5th Grade Conservation Day. -- Participated in
diversity, together with local landfill expansion,     the County Earth Day celebration with a display about groundwater
commercial animal confinement operations, and          protection. -- Performed an abandoned well sealing demonstration at
unsewered communities, combine to increase the         the Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association show.
type and number of concerns related to potential       Literature about the importance of proper well abandonment was also
groundwater pollution. McDonough County uses           distributed.
the Groundwater Guardian program to expand
public education programs in order to keep the
population informed about the aquifer and its
vulnerability to pollution, as well as help the
public understand where their water supply comes
from.




Pekin IL                                                                                      Designated Since           1995
Dennis Kief                                            Phone: 309-477-2300
Pekin Groundwater Education Committee                  Fax: 309-346-2095
111 S Capitol Street                                   Email: dkief@ci.pekin.il.us
Pekin, IL 61554 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The seven wells supplying drinking water to the        Continued to enforce a Groundwater Protection Ordinance and
34,000 citizens of Pekin are relatively shallow,       distribute copies of the ordinance as a sample to other
ranging from a well depth of 90 to 154 feet. The       communities. -- Continued to use GIS technology to map setback and
soils at the wells are sandy. Although well            recharge areas on the city's zoning map. -- Gave presentations to
sampling revealed no contamination, the                classes in the Pekin School System, as well as at conferences and
community is very concerned about protecting the       business expositions. -- Continued to locate underground storage
"near limitless" water supply. The Illinois            tanks and abandoned wells through the city's GIS. -- Continued
Environmental Protection Agency did a                  investigating the possibility of restricting wells within the setback and
comprehensive "Pilot Groundwater Protection            recharge areas, and controlling wells throughout the remainder of the
Needs Assessment" for the Pekin Public Water           community. -- Upated modeling and technical information on
Supply to address the city's concerns and              recharge areas to supplement the Groundwater Needs Assessment.
problems. Pekin uses the Groundwater Guardian
program to enforce local government regulation as
well as educate citizens about groundwater
protection practices.




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Elkhart IN                                                                                     Designated Since          1995
Krista Bailey                                            Phone: 574-293-2572
City of Elkhart                                          Fax: 574-293-7658
1201 S. Nappanee St.                                     Email: Ecorps@coei.org
Elkhart, IN 46516 US                                     Web Site: www.elkhartindiana.org/envirocorps
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides 100% of the drinking water          Continued to sponsor Kerplop! The Water Drop, a groundwater
to residents living in the City of Elkhart. Several      mascot used in schools, after-school programs, and at community
sites within the community have been included on         events, reaching over 800 people with messages about groundwater
the Superfund National Priority List due to a threat     as a valuable resource. -- Continued participation in the Adopt-A-
of contamination from chemicals such as TCE.             River program, conducting fall and spring cleanups and monitoring
These threats have caused a great deal of concern        the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of the St. Joseph
for area residents who rely on groundwater for all       and Elkhart Rivers. Over 4.75 tons of trash was collected. -- Worked
of their drinking water needs. Elkhart uses the          with homeowners to install water saving devices installed free of
Groundwater Guardian program to increase public          charge. Over 110 devices were installed in 29 homes. -- Developed
awareness and understanding about groundwater            and distributed a water quality report to 18,000 water customers. --
issues and to encourage citizens to become more          Developed a pamphlet and newspaper articles about the local
involved in their community.                             wellfield. -- Held the 10th annual water festival in conjunction with
                                                         EnviroFest 2005. The festival featured activities and booths focusing
                                                         on groundwater protection and conservation. -- Lead four interpretive
                                                         canoe trips on the Elkhart River, involving discussions and activities
                                                         related to various water themes. -- Continued to recruit homeowners
                                                         to have their downspouts disconnected and connections to the
                                                         combined sewer overflow system free of charge, preventing the
                                                         overflow of raw sewage into rivers during heavy precipitation. --
                                                         Worked with a group of high school students to mark 88 storm drains
                                                         with "Drains to River."




Indianapolis-Marion County IN                                                                  Designated Since          1998
Chris Barnett                                            Phone: 317-523-9260
Marion Co. Wellfield Education Corp.                     Fax: 317-322-0132
5789 Central Avenue                                      Email: barnett dc@yahoo.com
Indianapolis, IN 46220 US                                Web Site: www.indyh2o.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Indianapolis-Marion County's 810,000 residents           Made initial contacts with all new businesses located in wellfield
receive the majority of their drinking water from        protection districts. These new businesses are mapped using GIS and
surface water supplies. However, no additional           added to the Potential Source Inventory. Follow up calls were also
surface water supplies are available and all growth      performed to arrange confidential site assessments for businesses in
in the public water supply will come from                the one year time of travel areas. -- Performed eight confidential free
groundwater sources. Most of the productive              site assessments for potential contaminant source site operators within
aquifers in Marion County are relatively                 the wellfield protection area. Materials about pollution prevention,
vulnerable to contamination from surface spills.         best practices, industry-specific guidelines, and other pollution
Two of the wellfields are located in older areas of      prevention materials were also provided. -- Mailed postcards to
the city with heavy concentrations of industrial         inventoried business operators in wellfield protection districts
and commercial land use. While awareness of              reminding them of the groundwater sensitive nature of their
groundwater as a source of drinking water is             location. -- Posted signs in four gas stations with information about
increasing, it is still low among citizens.              potentially hazardous activities in the environmentally sensitive
Indianapolis-Marion County is committed to               wellfield protection districts. -- Made guidance documents for dry
groundwater education and protection through its         cleaning, automotive service, and other high-risk businesses available
utility funded and permanently constituted               in Spanish.
Groundwater Guardian team.




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Valparaiso IN                                                                                Designated Since         2004
Daryl Brown, System Protection Adminstrator            Phone: 219-462-6174 x311
Dept. of Water Works/ Wellhead Protection Program      Fax: 219-477-4254
205 Billings Street                                    Email: darylbn@netnitco.net
Valparaiso, IN 46383 US                                Web Site: www.valparaisoutilities.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The 27,428 residents of Valparaiso are 100%            Distributed a water bill stuffer to 11,000 households with information
dependent on local groundwater supplies for their      about the local wellhead protection program and the county
drinking water needs. Current groundwater-             household hazardous waste collection. The collection event received
related concerns and issues include both               1,450 gallons of waste oil, 200 gallons of antifreeze, 183 car
groundwater quality and quantity, as well as           batteries, 75 fluorescent bulbs, 5 pounds of mercury, and 126 pounds
pollution prevention, road salt intrusion, and         of medications. -- Set up a display in the local public library
community outreach and education. Valparaiso           throughout the month of May with informaiton about conservation,
uses Groundwater Guardian as a source of ideas         pollution prevent, backflow prevention, and the local water utility. --
and information to further the local wellhead          Developed and distributed a bochure promoting the construction of
protection program, and to become part of a            rain gardens, targeted at businesses and residents within wellhead
network to help provide solutions to other             protection zones. -- Hosted a National Drinking Water Week which
communities with similar issues.                       included newspaper articles, a mayoral proclamation, games and
                                                       prizes, and a coloring contest for preschoolers.




McPherson County KS                                                                          Designated Since         2001
Carla Pearson                                          Phone: 620-245-2525
Annual Children's Water Festival                       Fax: 620-245-2529
P.O. Box 1008, 400 E Kansas Avenue                     Email: carlap@mcpbpu.com
McPherson, KS 67460 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater supplies the 29,554 residents of           Planned and sponsored a Children's Water Festival for local 4th
McPherson County with 100% of their drinking           graders. Nearly 600 students participated in hands-on learning
water. Some of the county's 32 public supply           activities emphasizing the importance of groundwater and the aquifer.
wells have been contaminated by VOCs, requiring
an air stripping facility to be constructed for
remediation. Private wells in rural areas are
subject to crop and waste runoff. An increase in
water use by new industries and increased
population growth, combined with prolonged
periods of drought and lowered aquifer levels,
raises concern about the long-term availability of
potable water. McPherson County uses
Groundwater Guardian to educate youth of the
importance of responsible groundwater use,
encourage youth to spread the message to others,
inform the local population about the importance
of groundwater, and develop a relationship
between industry and utility for groundwater
protection.




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Cargill Pork Sugar Grove Farm KY                                                               Designated Since         1999
Mark Lee                                                 Phone: 270-526-9142
Cargill Pork                                             Fax: 270-526-3817
3358 Sugar Grove Road                                    Email: mark lee@cargill.com
Bowling Green, KY 42171 US                               Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Cargill Pork Sugar Grove Farm is concerned about         Continued the Adopt-a-Highway program. Farm staff conducted a
protecting the waters of the state of Kentucky and       clean up two miles of highway in the spring, summer, and fall. -- Set
the local community. Sugar Grove Farm uses the           up an environmental booth at the University of Kentucky Butler
Groundwater Guardian program to continue                 County Agriculture Field Day. Groundwater Foundation and Cargill
working with the local university and community          Water Matters program materials were distributed. -- Installed a water
to increase awareness and promote environmental          treatment system to utilize water from 12-acre manmade wetland and
protection to employees and the public.                  spring fed lake. Treated water was used for cleaning and livestock
                                                         consumption and resulted in decrease of over 50% of local
                                                         municipality water used for these purposes.




Georgetown KY                                                                                  Designated Since         1997
Robert Riddle                                            Phone: 502-863-7816
Royal Spring Water Supply Protection Committee           Fax: 502-863-9284
P.O. Box 640, 125 W Clinton St.                          Email: jlong@gmwss.com
Georgetown, KY 40324 US                                  Web Site: www.gmwss.com
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 22,500 people living in the Georgetown area          Continued to work with the local water department to purchase PVC
receive 90% of their drinking water from local           medallions to attach to storm drain openings. The medallions carry a
groundwater supplies and the Royal Spring. The           warning that dumping into storm drains can negatively affect
recharge zone for the city's water supply extends        groundwater and drinking water supplies.
into a major metropolitan area, which presents the
potential for substantial groundwater
contamination. The Royal Spring Water Supply
Committee was created to serve as an advocate for
the protection of the local water supply, and to act
as a liasion between the public and local
government, and uses Groundwater Guardian to
further this objective.




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Barnstable County (Cape Cod) MA                                                                 Designated Since         1995
Thomas Cambareri and Gabrielle Belfit                     Phone: 508-362-3828
Cape Cod Commission                                       Fax: 508-362-3136
3225 Main Street                                          Email: tcambareri@capecodcommission.org
Barnstable, MA 02630 US                                   Web Site: www.capecodcommission.org
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Barnstable County's sandy, permeable soils and            Continued the TOUR (Tourism and Optimal Use of Resources)
shallow depth to the water table make its                 Program, which informs summer residents about Cape Cod's water
groundwater particularly vulnerable to                    resources and ways to conserve them. -- Developed a new section
contamination. Water resource management                  for the Cape Cod Groundwater Guardian website which stresses the
efforts on Cape Cod focus on maintaining and              interdependence of all water uses in the area and suggests ways
improving water quality in ponds, lakes, rivers,          citizens can help protect water resources. -- Participated in several
bays, and harbors around Cape Cod. Because                local water festivals, school programs, and community events and
development pressures continue to encroach upon           presented hands-on groundwater activities. -- Worked with area
all of these areas and because groundwater flows          communities on Project STORM (Stormwater Outreach for Regional
across local boundaries, it is important to develop       Municipalities). The project helps communities meet Phase II
and implement a regional approach to                      stormwater permit education requirements through posters, storm
groundwater protection. Barnstable County uses            drain markers, door hangers, and other educational pieces.
Groundwater Guardian to sponsor water
conservation initiatives and participate in regional
water resource programs.




Battle Creek, City of MI                                                                        Designated Since         2001
Christine Kosmowski                                       Phone: 616-966-0712
City of Battle Creek                                      Fax: 616-966-3482
150 S Kendall Street                                      Email: cmkosmowski@ci.battle-creek.mi.us
Battle Creek, MI 49017 US                                 Web Site: www.battlecreek.org
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Battle Creek uses one prolific wellfield, the Verona      Developed environmental checklist for Site Plan Review Packets.
Wellfield, as the drinking water source for the           Also included in packet is a map indicating wellhead protection areas
city's 54,000 residents. It is located in the             of city. Purpose of checklist and map is to make business site
Marshall Sandstone Aquifer, which is fractured            development applicants aware of environmental regulations affecting
and bordered on its east side by a railroad yard.         their operation. --Prioritized business and industry sites of known or
Twenty years ago contamination was discovered             possible risk to city well fields. --Held Groundwater Teacher Training
in the area and linked to dry cleaning solvents and       Camp to educate teachers abouth the city's wellhead protection plan
questionable storage practices. As a precautionary        and areas, hydrogeology, groundwater, and drinking water
measure, 12 blocking wells are used to protect the        protection. -- Held a Children's Water Festival for over 1,000 4th
city's 22 production wells, and three backup wells        and 5th grade students. -- Hosted a family water festival in
are located in another wellfield. Current industrial      conjunction with the LeRoy Sparks Swim Marathon.
activity near the city's main wellfield is a concern.
Battle Creek uses Groundwater Guardian as a
resource for goal setting and public education in
groundwater protection.




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Coldwater MI                                                                                  Designated Since          1996
Tom Spitzner                                            Phone: 517-279-4805
Coldwater Board of Public Utilities                     Fax: 517-278-5107
One Grand Street, P.O. Box 469                          Email: tspitzner@muni.cbpu.com
Coldwater, MI 49036 US                                  Web Site: www.cbpu.com
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Coldwater's population of 12,697 receives all of        Continued work on the Pollution Recycling and Reduction
its drinking water from four public wells located       Initiative. -- Continued education and outreach to the general public
within a 7.5 square mile area. Protecting the           and students. Groundwater information is shared through water bill
water supply and continuing to encourage                stuffers, newspaper articles, school presentations, CD-ROM, teacher
conservation are top priorities for Coldwater's         booklets, and training materials. -- Developed a source water
Groundwater Guardian team. Coldwater uses the           protection program and management plan for the area's drinking
Groundwater Guardian program to bring national          water supply. The plan was submitted to the Michigan Department
attention to local groundwater protection efforts.      of Environmental Quality and to U.S. EPA.




Greater Lansing Area MI                                                                       Designated Since          1995
Christine Spitzley                                      Phone: 517-393-0342
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission                 Fax: 517-393-4424
913 W. Holmes, Suite 201                                Email: cspitzley@mitcrpc.org; spitzleyh20@hotmail.com
Lansing, MI 48910 US                                    Web Site: www.tri-co.org
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The Greater Lansing Area's 300,000 residents            Held a seminar to educate business people about their impact on
receive 100% of their drinking water from local         local water resources and how to be better stewards. The businesses
groundwater resources. Currently, groundwater-          targeted for the seminar were those with high risk and no
related concerns are unsealed abandoned wells,          environmental staff to assist them in developing protection strategies.
urban sprawl and additional infrastructure, as well     Due to the success of the seminar, the course will be offered twice in
as the ongoing education and involvement of             2006. -- Held a Holiday Breakfast to celebrate Groundwater
elected officials. In addition, the need to close       Guardian designation and to bring together elected officials and staff
existing abandoned wells and control current well       members to share groundwater protection accomplishments. --
drilling in areas already supplied by public water      Working to create a wellhead protection website. The site will be
concern the area. The Greater Lansing Area              linked to six local community websites.
Groundwater Guardian team uses the program to
gain information, ideas, and resources from other
communities and for inspiration to continue
protection efforts.




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Kalamazoo, City of MI                                                                          Designated Since         1998
John P. Paquin                                            Phone: 616-337-8737
Dept. of Public Services, Environ. Services Div.          Fax: 616-337-8535
1415 N Harrison Street                                    Email: paquinj@kalamazoocity.org
Kalamazoo, MI 49001-2898 US                               Web Site: www.protectyourwater.net
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
The City of Kalamazoo is an older, urban                  Began development of a database to store and map information
community with typical known and potential                pertaining to known and potential contamination sources and
sources of contamination, including industrial and        hazardous materials within wellhead protection areas. -- Continued
commercial sites. Groundwater provides all of the         public education and outreach efforts, including classroom visits,
drinking water for the City's 115,000 water               community events, and water festivals. Stickers, bookmarks,
customers. Five of the City's 19 wellfields have          magnets, demonstrations, and models were used as part of this
had detectable levels of contamination, with two          effort. -- Created series of three movie trailers promoting
requiring air strippers to remove volatile organic        groundwater education and protection messages. Movie trailers
compounds. Several wellfields are located in              currently run five times per day, seven days per week on each of the
urbanized areas, increasing the potential for spills,     "Kalamazoo 10" movie screens.
leaks, and other hazardous materials releases.
Kalamazoo uses Groundwater Guardian to plan
and implement non-technical Wellhead Protection
Program projects, as well as providing project
framework to focus specific efforts.




Michigan State University MI                                                                   Designated Since         2002
Doug MacDonald                                            Phone: 517-355-3314
MSU Power and Water Plant                                 Fax: 517-432-2368
MSU Power & Water Dept., T.B. Simon Power Plant           Email: demacdon@pplant.msu.edu
East Lansing, MI 48824 US                                 Web Site: www.orcbs.msu.edu/environmental/programs/
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Michigan State University is home to 50,000               Continued to update the contaminant source inventory for the
students who receive 100% of their drinking water         campus wellhead protection area. Sixty-one abandoned wells were
from groundwater. The majority of the campus              plugged. --Worked with campus stormwater work group to ensure
water supply wells are located just to the south of       the wellhead protection information is incorporated into campus
the main campus where the University's                    stormwater management plan.
agricultural research farms are located. These land
uses within the recharge area may pose a threat to
the groundwater supply. Michigan State uses
Groundwater Guardian to conduct contaminant
source inventories in water supply recharge areas,
as well as to increase the understanding among
faculty and staff of the campus drinking water
supply and best management practices that may
help to protect it.




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Texas, Charter Township of MI                                                                Designated Since         1997
Linda M. Kerr                                           Phone: 269-375-1591
Texas Township Groundwater Guardian Team                Fax: 269-375-0791
9824 Paw Paw Lake Drive                                 Email: Lkerr@texastownship.org
Mattawan, MI 49071 US                                   Web Site: www.texastownship.org
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater supplies 100% of the drinking water          Working with township on educational component regarding
to the 11,000 residents of Texas Township. The          compliance with Phase II Storm Water Discharge requirements. --
Township is one of the fastest growing                  Continued public education efforts about annual testing of well water
communities in southwestern Michigan. Both              and septic system maintenance, including information in a quarterly
residential and commercial growth are occurring,        newsletter, distributing septic system literature, and supplying well
and much of the area is not serviced by public          testing kits.
sanitary sewer and residents rely on septic
systems. The Township is concerned about the
impact this immense and rapid development may
have on the local aquifer. Texas Township uses
the Groundwater Guardian program to develop
public awareness and understanding about the
township's groundwater resources and the impact
that daily human activity has on the valuable
resource, as well as to develop a means for the
protection of groundwater supplies through sewer
extensions.




Detroit Lakes, City of MN                                                                    Designated Since         1996
Jarrod Christen                                         Phone: 218-846-7102
Detroit Lakes Public Utilities                          Fax: 218-846-7109
1025 Roosevelt Avenue, P.O. Box 647                     Email: jchristen@lakesnet.net
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502 US                              Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater supplies 100% of the drinking water         Sponsored guided tours of the local water treatment plant for local
to the 7,438 people who live in the City of Detroit     elementary students. Each student completes a report following the
Lakes. A wellhead protection plan with a 10 and         tour.
20 year time-of-travel has been developed and
approved by the Minnesota Department of
Health. The City is committed to locating and
properly closing abandoned wells within capture
zones. Detroit Lakes uses Groundwater Guardian
to educate the public about the water supply and
potential problems, to keep the community aware
of programs about protecting groundwater, and to
teach best management practices for land use
within the recharge area.




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Holy Rosary Catholic School MN                                                              Designated Since         2002
Carol Foltz                                            Phone: 218-847-5306
City of Detroit Lakes                                  Fax:
1032 Washington School                                 Email:
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 US                             Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Holy Rosary Catholic School is located in the City     Held a water festival attended by 350-400 students, parents, and the
of Detroit Lakes and receives all of its drinking      general public. Fourth grade students, working with mentors from
water from local groundwater supplies. This            Detroit Lakes, served as festival presenters.
elementary school is committed to educating its
students and the surrounding community about
the importance of protecting groundwater, and
will use Groundwater Guardian to sponsor a water
festival.




Rossman School - Detroit Lakes MN                                                           Designated Since         2001
Linda Larson                                           Phone: 218-847-9268
Rossman School                                         Fax:
1221 Rossman Ave                                       Email:
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 US                             Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Rossman School is located within the City of           Held a Water Festival for 450-500 local students. Rossman School
Detroit Lakes in western Minnesota. Because the        4th graders worked with mentors from the community of Detroit
residents rely on groundwater for all of their         Lakes and made festival presentations to younger students and the
drinking water needs, educating the public and         general public.
youth about the protection and conservation of
this resource is the primary goal of the Rossman
School Team.




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Callaway County MO                                                                          Designated Since         1999
Margot Ford McMillen                                  Phone: 573-642-6226
Callaway Co. Environmental Advisory Committee         Fax: 573-642-6226
2825 County Road 230                                  Email: margotfulton@aol.com
Fulton, MO 65251 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                    Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides for 100% of the drinking         Partnered with local groups to host a water festival for 400 county 3rd
water needs for the residents of Callaway County.     graders. -- Published a newspaper column on waste lagoons. A
No major problems have been experienced with          reginal planning commission offered to hold a public meeting on the
the county's aquifer, but the team is concerned       subject; approximately 20 people attended the meeting.
that the community takes the abundant supply of
clean water for granted. Callaway County uses the
Groundwater Guardian program to educate the
public about groundwater and the need for its
protection.




Cargill Pork Missouri MO                                                                    Designated Since         1999
Tony Weldon                                           Phone: 573-690-7752
Cargill Pork                                          Fax: 316-261-5960
6601 Knerschield Road                                 Email: Tony Weldon@cargill.com
Russellville, MO 65074 US                             Web Site: www.cargillpork.com
Community Profile:                                    Result Oriented Activities:
Cargill Pork contracts with family farmers            Continued monthly audits of over 70 swine facilities focusing on
throughout Missouri who raise pigs for Cargill on     lagoons, waste management, dead animal disposal, and the
rural farms. Many of these producers rely on          environmental impact of the facilities. -- Required periodic water
groundwater as their primary source of drinking       testing for contaminants such as coliform bacteria from producers. A
water, as well as for agricultural use. Proper        decrease in the number of farms with detectible coliform was
manure management is one key to protecting the        indicated. -- Assisted with the Bennet Springs Trout Stream cleanup.
quality of groundwater, and Cargill Pork works to
clear up public misconceptions that pork
producers are apathetic to groundwater quality
issues.




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Greene County MO                                                                             Designated Since         1995
David White                                            Phone: 417-866-1127
Watershed Committee of the Ozarks                      Fax: 417-866-1918
320 N Main Ave.                                        Email: dave@watershedcommittee.org
Springfield, MO 65806 US                               Web Site: www.watershedcommittee.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Greene County's 225,000 residents rely on              Implemented the Adopt-A-Spring program; 15 springs were sampled
groundwater for 35% of their drinking water            bi-monthly since January by volunteers, trained and equipped by the
needs. The county has two conditions which             Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. -- Continued groundwater
together increase jeopardy for groundwater             monitoring efforts. A sonic level meter was used to measure
resources: karst geology and a high rate of            groundwater depths in private wells in northeastern parts of the
population growth. The presence of karst greatly       county. -- Served on the technical oversight board for the USGS and
increases the vulnerability of the shallow             US Army Corp of Engineers' Greene County Groundwater Study.
groundwater system which feeds springs,
individual wells, and deep aquifers. Recently, the
public has raised the issue of lowering
groundwater levels due to increased development
and unregulated use. Greene County uses
Groundwater Guardian to work with residents on
the issue of lowering groundwater levels and to
assist in educational and monitoring efforts.




Independence MO                                                                              Designated Since         2001
Karen Kelly                                            Phone: 816-325-7698
Independence Water Department                          Fax: 816-325-7656
11610 E. Truman Road                                   Email: kkelley@indepmo.org
Independence, MO 64050 US                              Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The 116,000 residents of Independence rely on          Partnered with the local school district to provide groundwater
groundwater for all their drinking water needs.        education for 5th grade students. The water plant location, used
Currently, there are no major problems or risks of     previously, is no longer available because of security concerns.
contamination. A wellhead protection plan is in        Organizers are now working to find an alternative site to hold an
place, but there have been problems with               educational event.
communities rezoning land within the wellhead
protection area for industrial use. The plan calls
for public education as a component, which is
fulfilled through Groundwater Guardian efforts.
The Independence team uses Groundwater
Guardian for ideas and solutions in local
groundwater education efforts.




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Sedalia MO                                                                                    Designated Since         2005
Jerry Morhain                                           Phone: 660-826-1234
Sedalia Water Dept. - SWP Committee                     Fax: 660-827-5808
111 W 4th Street                                        Email:
Sedalia, MO 65301 US                                    Web Site: www.sedalia-water.com
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Sedalia is home to 20,500 people. Drinking water        Began work in cooperation with local and state groups to develop a
is supplied 20% by groundwater and 80% by               wellhead protection program for the city's wells. -- Began work to
surface water. Current sedimentation rates are          develop a watershed management plan for Spring Fork Lake. The
threatening surface water supplies, along with high     plan includes the development of a source water protection
levels of phosphorus and nitrogen. Dropping             committee, holding public meetings, gathering data, identifying
groundwater levels also are a concern for               potential contaminants and critical areas, identifying and installing
residents. Sedalia uses Groundwater Guardian to         best management practices, developing an implementation strategy,
build relationships with landowners, sample             developing an education strategy, and developing a monitoring
drinking water supplies, and increase education         program.
efforts.




Lake Norman East NC                                                                           Designated Since         2000
Barbara Christian                                       Phone: 704-663-1377
                                                        Fax:
167 Catalina Drive                                      Email: barbschristian@yahoo.com
Mooresville, NC 28117 US                                Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides 55% of the drinking water          Held a water festival for 150 area 5th graders. -- Presented at the
for the area's 60,000 residents. A lack of              Iredell County Earth Day Festival. Demonstrated groundwater and
awareness exists in the community about                 contaminant flow using the groundwater flow model and created
groundwater issues, particularly because the            Edible Aquifers. -- Made aquifer model presentations to middle and
community is located near a large, man-made             high school science classes, discussing local groundwater conditions,
lake. Area residents are much more aware of             groundwater flow, wells, and remediation.
surface water issues and the Lake Norman East
team uses Groundwater Guardian to increase
public awareness about important groundwater
issues.




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Orange County NC                                                                                Designated Since         1997
David Stancil                                              Phone: 919-245-2598
Environment and Resource Conservation Dept.                Fax: 919-644-3351
306 Revere Road, P.O. Box 8181                             Email: dstancil@co.orange.nc.us
Hillsborough, NC 27278 US                                  Web Site: www.co.orange.nc.us/ercd
Community Profile:                                         Result Oriented Activities:
Approximately 30% of the drinking water needs              Sponsored the 2nd Annual Environmental Summit. The summit
for Orange County's 125,372 are met by local               presented the State of the Environment 2004 report, which details the
groundwater supplies. The County is working to             current status of environmental indicators in Orange County. --
proactively evaluate the quality and quantity of           Developed and distributed water education packets to 500 county
local groundwater supplies. Concerns include the           students. The packets prompted discussion of groundwater issues as
impact of open space and cluster developments on           a part of their classroom curriculum.
groundwater supplies and the carrying capacity of
watershed areas for future development. Orange
County uses Groundwater Guardian as a resource
to develop recommendations on groundwater
quality and quantity, planning for the integration
of surface and groundwater systems, and public
outreach to explain the importance of groundwater
protection.




Cargill Blair NE                                                                                Designated Since         1996
Michelle Bucklin                                           Phone: 402-533-4248
Cargill Incorporated Sweeteners North America              Fax: 402-533-1698
650 Industrial Road, P.O. Box 300                          Email: michelle bucklin@cargill.com
Blair, NE 68008 US                                         Web Site:
Community Profile:                                         Result Oriented Activities:
Blair is a mostly rural area with an emphasis on           Participated in the Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival. --
agriculture, but is also home to several large             Participated in the Earth Day celebration and Eyes on Conservation
industrial facilities, including Cargill. Cargill is a     event at local elementary schools. -- Sponsored a teacher to attend
large industrial user of water, and its treatment and      the Keystone Science Program. -- Purchased groundwater
reuse are top priorities as the water used by the          educational materials for a local elementary classroom.
plant is returned to the environment. As an
agricultural partner in the farming community,
Cargill supports best land management practices,
pollution prevention, and water
conservation/reuse. Land and water conservation
and pollution prevention are some of the most
important issues for this community. Cargil Blair
uses Groundwater Guardian to provide
educational tools and activities in local schools
and participate in the Nebraska Children's
Groundwater Festival to extend the scope of water
education beyond just the local Blair community.




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David City NE                                                                                 Designated Since          2004
Jeff Fiegenschuh                                        Phone: 402-367-3135
City of David City                                      Fax: 402-367-3126
557 N 4th Street, P.O. Box 91                           Email: jfiegenschuh@alltel.net
David City, NE 68632 US                                 Web Site: www.davidcity.org
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
David City is one of few Nebraska communities           Implemented a water recycling project to save up to seven million
currently implementing a Wellhead Protection            gallons of water per year by pumping effluent water to the city golf
Program enforced by a city ordinance. The               course. The project prevents the need for a new well.
community, who's 2522 residents rely on
groundwater for drinking water supplies, also has
installed a water treatment facility. The team
hopes to educate residents about how important
these factors are to the city's drinking water
supply. David City uses Groundwater Guardian to
educate residents and school children about the
value of groundwater.




Grand Island and Surrounding Area NE                                                          Designated Since          1996
Roger Andrews                                           Phone: 308-384-5771
Grand Island Groundwater Guardian Team                  Fax: 308-384-7946
2524 West John Street                                   Email: rajandws@kdsi.net
Grand Island, NE 68803-5821 US                          Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Grand Island relies on wells within the city and        Hosted the 2005 Children's Groundwater Festival luncheon as well
wells located on an island in the Platte River to       as volunteered at the Festival. Tours of selected activities were also
supply the city's drinking water. Around 1,500          provided. -- Assisted with the Hall County Household Hazardous
private wells also provide drinking water to homes      Waste Clean-up Day, which collected paint, pesticides, mercury,
in and around the city. The sand and gravel             computers, oil and other household wastes. -- Set up an educational
aquifer underlying the area is very porous, causing     booth at the Grand Island Children's Day. -- Developed utility bill
rapid recharge. While the porosity makes the            insert. -- Worked with the local public power district to include
aquifer suitable for well installation, any             information about groundwater protection in their newsletter. --
contaminants present can easily leach into the          Featured on Grand Island Television for the team's participation in
aquifer. Severe contamination from industrial           the Children's Groundwater Festival. -- Began planning process for
solvents was discovered in 2003. Grand Island           implementation of a Wellhead Protection Program. -- Worked with
uses Groundwater Guardian to develop methods            the local Future Farmers of America chapter to test private well water
to raise awareness in the community about the           for nitrates at the county fair.
importance of pollution prevention, potential
contaminants, and proper waste disposal.




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Imperial NE                                                                                 Designated Since         1995
Heather Francis                                        Phone: 308-882-5173
Upper Republican NRD                                   Fax: 308-882-4521
P.O. Box 1140, 135 W 5th Street                        Email: heatherfrancis@urnrd.org
Imperial, NE 69033 US                                  Web Site: www.urnrd.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Imperial's water source is currently of very high      Working to continue the Arboretum Windmill project in which junior
quality, and the community's main goal is to           high and high school students would test water from the windmill for
maintain this quality. The 2,100 residents of          pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, and coliform bacteria. -- Continued to
Imperial use groundwater for all their drinking        work with the City of Imperial and the local Natural Resource District
water needs. The City of Imperial is currently         to monitor wells within the wellhead protection area. Tests have
looking at a new wellfield to replace some of the      shown that nitrate levels have stayed under 3 ppm for the past several
older wells now on line. Groundwater quantity is       years. -- Continued a history of groundwater quality project,
becoming more of an issue as drought and high          collecting data annually from municipal wells and the wellhead
irrigation needs are dropping the water table in       protection area and entering them into a database. -- Continued to
some areas. Imperial uses the Groundwater              work with local seventh and eighth grade students in plugging
Guardian program to increase public awareness          abandoned wells in the area. --Continued to present and volunteer at
about groundwater concerns in the community            annual SCORE science camp. --Created seried of four bill stuffers to
and outlying areas.                                    be included with utility statements. -- Presented "Big or Small, Plug
                                                       'Em All" at 180 fourth and fifth grade students at the Children's
                                                       Groundwater Festival.




Keith County NE                                                                             Designated Since         2003
Lynn E. McGaha                                         Phone: 308-287-2249
Keith County Planning Department                       Fax: 308-246-4481
1080 Lakeview West Road                                Email: lmcgaha@atcjet.net
Brule, NE 69127 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Keith County is home to 8,875 residents who            Conducted field demonstration of new septic system installed at state
receive 100% of their drinking water from local        recreation area. -- Participated on planning committee and hosted
groundwater supplies. Keith County is also home        seminar of future of Nebraska's water resources. -- Held water
to Nebraska's largest reservoir, Lake                  festival for county 4th graders. -- Sponsored Test Your Well Night.
McConaughy. While no known problems exist              Local residents brought in 31 private well samples for free nitrate
with drinking water, residents are concerned about     testing. Septic system and private well education materials were also
potential contamination by improperly constructed      distributed. -- Participated in Test Your Well Summit networking with
or maintained septic systems, concentrated             other communities to share ideas to improve Test Your Well
livestock operations, and agricultural nitrate         events. -- Participated in the Keep Keith County Beautiful hazardous
contamination. Keith County uses Groundwater           waste pickup day.
Guardian for resources, education, well-testing,
and public awareness.




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Lancaster County NE                                                                             Designated Since          1995
John Chess                                                Phone: 402-441-8027
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department                Fax: 402-441-6213
3140 N Street                                             Email: jchess@ci.lincoln.ne.us
Lincoln, NE 68522 US                                      Web Site:
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
The 252,000 residents of Lancaster County receive         Continued to conduct water-testing in conjunction with the Safe
99% of their drinking water from local                    Water Tomorrow through Pollution Prevention Today grant. Area
groundwater sources. There is currently a large           high school students are currently testing water and performing
increase in populations wanting to live in rural          pollution prevention education as a part of the grant.
areas in the county, yet still wanting city services.
Therefore, the need for information about current
high nitrate levels, as well as pollution prevention,
is great. Lancaster County uses the Groundwater
Guardian program to oversee a local grant entitled
"Safe Water Tomorrow through Pollution
Prevention Today."




Lincoln NE                                                                                      Designated Since          1995
Jerry Obrist                                              Phone: 402-441-7571
Mayor's Water Conservation Task Force                     Fax: 402-441-8493
2021 N. 27th Street                                       Email: jobrist@ci.lincoln.ne.us
Lincoln, NE 68503 US                                      Web Site: www.ci.lincoln.ne.us/city/pworks/water/conser
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Lincoln's 257,513 residents rely solely on                Sponsored a water conservation poster contest for 5th grade students.
groundwater for their drinking water needs. The           Artwork from the contest was converted to bookmarks, and winning
Platte River provides most of the recharge for the        artwork featured on a traveling billboard, city buses, a water bill
city's water supply near Ashland, and has recently        insert and the city's website. -- Maintained a water conservation
shown an increasing level of agricultural                 landscaping project at the Lincoln Water System office with low
chemicals after rain storms. Continued drought            water use turf and signage describing water conservation. --
also continues to be a concern for the area. The          Sponsored booths at several local events and shows with educational
continued growth of Lincoln requires the city to          handouts and activities, and free water-related items. -- Presented the
continue long-term water conservation programs,           Lincoln Lancaster Environmental Award for Water Conservation to a
and uses Groundwater Guardian as an avenue for            local church that had greatly reduced water usage through water
public awareness and community education.                 efficient landscaping and updates of the heating and cooling
                                                          system. -- Presented information on residential and commerical
                                                          backflow and conservation to the local plumbers association. --
                                                          Continued to update and implement a water management plan to
                                                          reduce water use, particularly during hot summer months.




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Offutt Air Force Base NE                                                                      Designated Since         1997
Ms. Jean E. Coburn                                       Phone: 402-294-7621
Offutt AFB Environmental Protection Committee            Fax: 402-294-0790
106 Peacekeeper Dr. Ste. 2N3                             Email: jean.coburn@offutt.af.mil
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4019 US                             Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
As a result of past waste and resource management        Continued to identify groundwater monitoring wells for abandonment
practices, some areas of Offutt AFB are                  as part of a wellhead protection effort, eliminating a pathway for
contaminated by fuel and solvents. Solvent               contamination to reach the aquifer. -- Conducted environmental
contamination has been detected off-base at three        presentations about recycling, groundwater protection, and pollution
locations and is near the base in two other areas.       prevention at 12 local elementary schools, reaching over 1,800
Several other contaminant plumes are contained           students. -- Continued an underground storage tank monitoring
within the base. Two off-base wells have been            program. Since the program began, 87 leaking tanks have been
impacted by vinyl chloride. Offutt AFB uses the          removed and 58 have been upgraded to include leak detection
Groundwater Guardian program to help                     equipment and spill/overflow protection equipment. -- Continued to
monitor/control plume movement, continue                 implement a Stormwater Management Plan, reducing the amount of
pollution prevention and spill response measures,        sediment and contaminants entering surface and underground water
expand programs to educate the community about           systems. All construction projects that disturbed over 100 square feet
current pollution prevention measures, and               of soil were reviewed for potential impact. -- Continued work on a
encourage community members to participate in            recycling program to maintain a 40% recycling rate.
all environmental programs. Participation by
Offutt AFB as a Groundwater Guardian
Community is not intended to suggest or imply
officialy endorsement of this private organization's
events, products, or services by the United States
Air Force or Department of Defense.




Sidney NE                                                                                     Designated Since         2000
Kerry Ferguson                                           Phone: 308-254-2377
South Platte Natural Resources District                  Fax: 308-254-2783
P.O. Box 294, 551 Parkland Road                          Email: kferguson@hamilton.net
Sidney, NE 69162-0294 US                                 Web Site: www.spnrd.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 6,282 citizens of Sidney use groundwater for         Continued cosponsorship of the "Cash for Grass" Program. The
all of their drinking water needs. The recent            program offers cash rebates to residents for replacing traditional
drought has forced the city to seek a more reliable      irrigated lawns with drought-tolerant buffalograsses and xeriscape.
source of groundwater 18 miles northwest of              Over 18,000 square feet of irrigated lawn has been replaced since the
town, while placing stringent outside watering           program began, saving over 100 gallons of water per family per
restrictions on residents. Levels of nitrate in the      day. -- Continued public awareness efforts, including a series of news
groundwater have been a concern since the early          articles dealing with declining groundwater levels in the Sidney area,
1980s. Sources of nitrate include not only               efficient outdoor watering, the use of xeriscape, and the "Cash for
leaching and runoff from area farm fields, but           Grass" program. -- Held the Fifteenth Annual Western Nebraska
excessive fertilizers applied to lawns in town.          Children's Groundwater Festival, attended by 223 students from area
Sidney uses the Groundwater Guardian program             schools. -- Continued local wellhead protection activities. Drafts of
to build awareness about local groundwater issues        wellhead protection plans from other communities in Nebraska were
through public education.                                reviewed to develop a template for communities in the Sidney Area.
                                                         In addition, eight abandoned wells were properly decommissioned.




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Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center NE                                                      Designated Since        2000
Marian Langan                                          Phone: 402-797-2301
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center                    Fax: 402-797-2304
11700 SW 100th St., P.O. Box 117                       Email: scp@audubon.org
Denton, NE 68339 US                                    Web Site: www.springcreekprairie.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Spring Creek Prairie is a nature specific site,        Continued to incorporate groundwater education into all of Spring
uniquely situated in having visible groundwater        Creek Prairie Audubon Center's educational programs, which
springs seeping down the banks into the surface        involved nearly 2000 children and adults.
flow of a stream, allowing visitors to make the
connection between the two. While the Center's
main focus is nature, goals include increasing
conservation efforts, preserving the prairie's
physical features, and preserving the high quality
of the drinking water. Spring Creek Prairie
Audubon Center uses the Groundwater Guardian
program to incorporate groundwater into all of its
educational programs.




Trenton, Village of NE                                                                      Designated Since        1996
Wayne Madsen or Bob Brown                              Phone: 308-334-5590
Trenton Community Development Commission               Fax: 308-334-5792
P.O. Box 458                                           Email: wjmadsenswnebr@yahoo.com
Trenton, NE 69044 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides all of the drinking water for     Participated in Trenton's annual Harvest Festival parade with a
the 575 residents of Trenton. Two new wells            Groundwater Guardian team float. -- Continued plans for a public
provide excellent high quality water to the            decomissioning of an abandoned well. -- Continued distribution of
community, and the Groundwater Guardian team           water conservation information to the residents of Trenton.
plans to reinforce citizen awareness regarding
their drinking water and its protection. The new
wellfield has been enrolled in the Conservation
Reserve Program (CRP), with some additional
private land also enrolled in CRP for wellhead
protection. Trenton uses the Groundwater
Guardian program to encourage water
conservation in all areas of water use.




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Merrimack NH                                                                                Designated Since         1999
Jill Vacchiano                                         Phone: 603-424-9241
Merrimack Village District                             Fax: 603-424-0563
2 Greens Pond Road, P.O. Box 1949                      Email: merimackvillage@aol.com
Merrimack, NH 03054 US                                 Web Site: www.mvdwater.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Because groundwater supplies 100% of                   Made quarterly updates to the Village website highlighting
Merrimack's drinking water needs, keeping up           groundwater status and information about protection efforts. --
with water demand throughout the town's build-         Continued Wellhead Protection Committee quarterly meetings to
out is a concern. Keeping the public aware of          discuss future goals and objectives. The committee published the
groundwater, watershed, and wellhead protection,       annual newsletter, "Water Protection News," in the spring. --
as well water conservation practices are top           Continued work on an alternative landscaping project, holding
priorities for the community. In addition, the         seminars for businesses and homeowners about water smart
Groundwater Guardian team wants to emphasize           landscaping and its impact on groundwater protection.
wellhead protection, education of the community
and especially town officials, and promote
alternative landscape projects to the public.




Pompton Lakes NJ                                                                            Designated Since         2004
Ellis L. Marples                                       Phone: 973-835-4517
Pomtpon Lakes Groundwater Guardian Committee           Fax: 973-831-9243
30 Colfax Avenue                                       Email: ellis@ellismarples.com
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 US                             Web Site: www.pomptonlakes.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Pompton Lakes is located northwest of the New          Held a volunteer cleanup of a local stretch of river. Approximately
York City metro. The 11,000 residents utilize          60 residents participated.
groundwater for all their domestic water needs.
The community is concerned with protecting the
area's groundwater by preserving the natural
wooded areas in the aquifer's recharge zones, as
well as cleaning surface waterways. The Pompton
Lakes team uses Groundwater Guardian to
coordinate with an active Environmental
Protection Committee, high school clubs, and
grade school projects to increase public awareness
about groundwater protection.




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Stafford Township NJ                                                                        Designated Since         1996
John R. Spodofora                                      Phone: 732-323-7852
Stafford Township Environmental Commission             Fax: 732-323-1180
260 E. Bay Ave.                                        Email: john.spodofora@navy.mil
Manahawkin, NJ 08050 US                                Web Site: www.twp.stafford.nj.us
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides for all of the drinking water     Created the Landscaping for Groundwater program to educat the
needs of the 22,000 residents in the Stafford          public about proper landscaping practices and how landscaping
Township area. Current groundwater concerns            impacts groundwater. Resulted in local school applying for grants to
facing residents include saltwater intrusion,          build eco-garden in partnership with township to demonstrate proper
groundwater recharge, watershed management,            landscaping practices. In addition, township is developing new
and development impact. Stafford Township uses         landscaping ordianance.
Groundwater Guardian to create community
awareness and involve more community
members, as well as to create and support local
groundwater protection legislation.




Las Vegas Valley NV                                                                         Designated Since         2000
Andy Belanger                                          Phone: 702-258-7280
Southern Nevada Water Authority                        Fax: 702-258-7146
1001 South Valley View Blvd. #760                      Email: andy.belanger@snwa.com
Las Vegas, NV 89153 US                                 Web Site: www.LasVegasGMP.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The Las Vegas Valley hydrographic basin has been       Sponsored the Well Conversion Grant Program which provided
over-appropriated since 1955 and the area's 1.6        assistance to 49 households to connect to a municipal water system
million population continues to grow. The              in 2005. -- Provided financial incentives to homeowners who replace
declining water table has caused well failures and     turf with water smart landscaping, such as drought tolerant plants and
higher pumpage costs for public and private well       trees. In 2005, 55 households removed turf. -- Continued work on a
users. In 1997 the Nevada Legislature authorized       permanent recharge program, which takes treated Colorado River
the SNWA to establish a Groundwater                    water and places it in the groundwater basin to help stabilize
Management Program and the Advisory                    declining water tables. -- Provided funding to plug unused and
Committee for Groundwater Management. The              abandoned wells. Forty-three unused wells were plugged in 2005. --
Groundwater Management Program uses                    Held Advisory Committee meetings to discuss overuse of
Groundwater Guardian to promote the importance         groundwater and develop recommendations to submit to the State
of protecting groundwater supplies from                Engineer to dissuade well users from using more groundwater than
contamination, as well as informing well users         they are allocated.
about important groundwater issues.




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Blooming Grove, Town of NY                                                                   Designated Since        1999
James Farr, P.E.                                        Phone: 845-496-4177
Town of Blooming Grove                                  Fax: 845-496-1945
P.O. Box 358, 6 Horton Road                             Email: jmf@mhepc.com
Blooming Grove, NY 10914 US                             Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The Town of Blooming Grove uses groundwater             Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
for 100% of drinking water for its 21,000 residents     1,500 water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
and is served by six separate water districts. The      service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
Town wishes to continue to protect its                  protection on local cable television. -- Implemented Stormwater
groundwater and to educate its citizens about           Phase II requirements, including education and outreach, public
groundwater protection and water conservation.          involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater
The Town of Blooming Grove uses Groundwater             runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution prevention for
Guardian in its educational programs and                municipal operation.
wellhead inspections.




Chester, Town of NY                                                                          Designated Since        2002
William Tully, Town Superintendent                      Phone: 845-469-2796
Town of Chester                                         Fax: 845-469-9242
1786 Kings Highway                                      Email:
Chester, NY 10918 US                                    Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater supplies the 9,722 residents of the         Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
Town of Chester with all of its domestic water          water customers and the Department of Health. -- Taught water
needs. The Town has four separate water districts       conservation classes at local elementary schools to 420 students and
and is working to continue to protect its               parents.
groundwater and to educate its people about
groundwater protection and water conservation,
and will use Groundwater Guardian to implement
educational programs and wellhead inspections.




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Chester, Village of NY                                                                      Designated Since         1999
Tom Becker                                             Phone: 845-469-2388
Village of Chester                                     Fax: 845-469-5999
47 Main Street                                         Email:
Chester, NY 10918 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The majority of Chester's water supply comes from      Taught water conservation classes to over 300 students and parents at
Walton Lake, but 25% of the 3,448 residents'           local elementary schools. -- Prepared and distributed the Annual
drinking water is supplied by groundwater from a       Consumer Confidence Report to water customers and the Department
well in the Black Meadow Creek Aquifer. The            of Health. -- Aired public service announcements regarding water
Village is concerned about both watershed and          conservation and wellhead protection on local cable television. --
wellhead contamination, as the watershed and the       Worked with a local Boy Scout troop to stencil "No Dumping" on
wellhead areas are outside of the Village              storm drain inlets.
boundaries. Leakage from water mains is also a
concern for the area. The Village plans to use the
Groundwater Guardian program to enhance its
watershed and wellhead protection program, as
well as add a water conservation and pollution
prevention education program.




Cornwall, Town of NY                                                                        Designated Since         2003
Richard Randazzo                                       Phone: 845-534-9100
Town of Cornwall                                       Fax: 845-534-4342
Town Hall, 183 Main Street                             Email:
Cornwall, NY 12518 US                                  Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The Town of Cornwall has 12,307 residents, all of      Taught water conservation classes to 300 local students, parents, and
whom rely on groundwater for their drinking            teachers. -- Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer
water needs. Cornwall has one water district,          Confidence Report to water customers and the Department of
serving approximately 450 people. The remaining        Health. -- Continued stenciling "Don't Dump" messages on storm
residents buy their water from the Village of          drain catch basins. -- Continued implementation of the Stormwater
Cornwall-on-Hudson or have private wells. The          Phase II requirements, including education and outreach, public
Town is working to continue to protect its             involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater
groundwater and to educate its residents about         runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution prevention for
groundwater protection and water conservation.         municipal operation.




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Cornwall-on-Hudson, Village of NY                                                             Designated Since         1997
Bob June                                                 Phone: 845-534-4200
Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson                            Fax: 845-534-3965
325 Hudson Street                                        Email: cohh20@aol.com
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520 US                          Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 8,500 residents of the Village of Cornwall-on-       Taught water conservation classes to 400 local students, parents, and
Hudson receive their water from wells, several           teachers. -- Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer
small reservoirs, and the New York City Catskill         Confidence Report to water customers and the Department of
Aqueduct. Area wellhead protection areas and             Health. -- Aired public service announcements regarding water
watersheds are free of pollution, but the Village is     conservation and wellhead protection on local cable television. --
concerned about agricultural, non-point sources of       Began implementation of the Stormwater Phase II requirements,
pollution, and pollution of the Moodna Creek,            including education and outreach, public involvement, illicit
which recharges the Village's aquifer. Cornwall-         discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
on-Hudson uses the Groundwater Guardian                  stormwater management, and pollution prevention for municipal
program through educational programs, and                operation. -- Peformed a test of the Village's 50 miles of water
wellhead and watershed inspections.                      mains. Several leaks were detected and repaired, saving an estimated
                                                         300,000 gallons per day.




Florida, Village of NY                                                                        Designated Since         2001
Gloria McAndrews                                         Phone: 845-651-7815
Village of Florida                                       Fax: 845-651-7643
P.O. Box 505, 33 S Main Street                           Email:
Florida, NY 10921 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Village of Florida receives its water from a         Taught conservation classes to over 200 students, teachers, and
surface water supply, with the watershed being           parents at local elementary schools. -- Prepared and distributed the
composed of agricultural and developed land.             Annual Consumer Confidence Report to water customers and the
Although there is no immediate threat to the             Department of Health. -- Worked with community service workers to
quality of the area's water, the Village wishes to       stencil "No Dumping" on storm drain inlets.
educate its 2,497 citizens about water supply
protection and conservation. The Village plans to
use the Groundwater Guardian program to
enhance its watershed protection program by
working with the Orange County Water
Authority. The Village also plans to add a water
conservation and pollution prevention education
program.




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Goshen, Town of NY                                                                             Designated Since         2002
Richard Roberts                                          Phone: 845-294-6250
Town of Goshen                                           Fax: 845-294-6542
41 Webster Avenue                                        Email:
Goshen, NY 10924 US                                      Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Town of Goshen has three separate water              Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
districts that service the area's 13,000 residents.      Town water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
During dry periods, the Town deals with                  service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
diminished water supplies and wishes to expand           protection on local cable television. -- Taught water conservation
its existing water supplies, continue to protect its     classes to 300 students and parents at a local elementary school.
groundwater, and educate its people about
groundwater protection and water conservation.
The Town uses Groundwater Guardian to teach
citizens about water conservation and pollution
prevention, as well as to act as a liasion between
the community's water needs and the Town Board.




Goshen, Village of NY                                                                          Designated Since         1999
John Higgins, Kevin Corr                                 Phone: 845-294-6750
Village of Goshen                                        Fax: 845-294-6007
267 Main Street                                          Email:
Goshen, NY 10924 US                                      Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Although groundwater only supplies 12% of the            Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
Village's water supply, the Village is working to        1,560 water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
continue to protect both its groundwater supply          service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
and its surface water supplies, search for leaks in      protection on local cable television. -- Taught water conservation
water mains, and educate its people about                classes to nearly 300 students and parents at local elementary schools.
groundwater protection and water conservation.
Goshen uses the Groundwater Guardian program
to teach its 5,255 citizens about water
conservation and areas where water supplies can
be contaminated. The team also works with
community organizations to educate adults.




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Greenwood Lake, Village of NY                                                                  Designated Since        1999
Mike Batz                                                 Phone: 845-477-9215
Village of Greenwood Lake                                 Fax: 845-477-9390
18 Church Street, P.O. Box 7                              Email: gwldpw@yahoo.com
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925 US                               Web Site:
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
The aquifer that supplies Greenwood Lake's 3,208          Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
residents with all of their drinking water is located     water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
directly beneath the Village. In addition, there is       service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
an abandoned landfill upstream from the aquifer           protection on local cable television. -- Continued implementation of
which also presents the possibility of                    the Stormwater Phase II requirements, including education and
contamination. Greenwood Lake uses the                    outreach, public involvement, illicit discharge detection and
Groundwater Guardian program to teach citizens            elimination, stormwater runoff control, stormwater management, and
about water conservation and areas where water            pollution prevention for municipal operation.
supplies could become contaminated.




Hamptonburgh, Town of NY                                                                       Designated Since        2003
Richard Cocchiara                                         Phone: 845-496-8592
Town of Hamptonburgh                                      Fax: 845-496-7234
10 Birchwood Court                                        Email: rmcocch@us.ibm.com
Washingtonville, NY 10992 US                              Web Site: www.townofhamptonburgh.org
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
The Town of Hamptonburgh consists of one water            Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
district, which utilizes local groundwater supplies       Town water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
for the Town's 4,686 residents' drinking water            service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
needs. The Town is working to protect its                 protection on local cable television. -- Working with local Eagle
groundwater and educate citizens about the                Scout to stencil storm drain catch basins. -- Working with Town
importance of groundwater protection and water            Council to add a wellhead and aquifer protection overlay district to
conservation. Hamptonburgh uses Groundwater               the Town's zoning code. -- Began implementation of the Stormwater
Guardian through educational programs, wellhead           Phase II requirements, including education and outreach, public
inspections, and in its work with the Orange              involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater
County Water Authority.                                   runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution prevention for
                                                          municipal operation. -- Presented a groundwater model
                                                          demonstration and distributed groundwater and water conservation
                                                          information at the Hamptonburgh Country Festival.




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Harriman, Village of NY                                                                       Designated Since        1997
John Karl                                                Phone: 845-783-0762
Village of Harriman                                      Fax: 845-782-8476
1 Church Street                                          Email:
Harriman, NY 10926 US                                    Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 3,421 people who reside in Harriman receive          Taught water conservation classes to over 300 students at local
all of their drinking water from the local               elementary schools. -- Prepared and distributed the Annual
groundwater supply. Harriman's water supply is           Consumer Confidence Report to water customers and the Department
currently threatened by existing contamination           of Health. -- Aired public service announcements regarding water
sites. Although the Village is dealing with the          conservation and wellhead protection on local cable television. --
contamination problems, it is working to educate         Worked with a local Boy Scout troop to stencil "No Dumping" on
its citizens about the need for groundwater              storm drain inlets. -- Began implementation of the Stormwater Phase
protection. The Village will use the Groundwater         II requirements, including education and outreach, public
Guardian program to add a water conservation             involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater
and pollution prevention education program, and          runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution prevention for
work with the Orange County Water Authority to           municipal operation.
enhance its wellhead protection program.




Highlands, Town of NY                                                                         Designated Since        2000
Bob Monroe                                               Phone: 845-446-4280
Town of Highlands                                        Fax: 845-446-4298
254 Main Street                                          Email: bob.monroe@townofhighlands.org
Highland Falls, NY 10928 US                              Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Highlands has four separate water districts, serving     Aired public service announcements regarding water conservation
11,693 people. The Town is working to continue           and wellhead protection on local cable television. -- Taught water
to protect its groundwater and educate its people        conservation classes at a local middle school. -- Prepared and
about groundwater protection and water                   distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to water
conservation. The Town of Highlands                      customers and the Department of Health. -- Implemented Stormwater
Groundwater Guardian team uses the program to            Phase II requirements, including education and outreach, public
implement educational programs and continue              involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater
wellhead protection efforts.                             runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution prevention for
                                                         municipal operation.




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Hudson River Estuary Program NY                                                                Designated Since         2004
Scott Cuppett, Watershed Program Coordinator       Phone: 845-256-3029
New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation Fax: 845-255-3649
21 S Putt Corners Road                             Email: swcuppet@gw.dec.state.ny.us
New Paltz, NY 12561 US                             Web Site: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hrep.htm
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The New York State Department of Environmental           As part of overall effort of conservation of Hudson River Estuary, a
Conservation's Hudson River Estuary Program was          watershed assessment and planning workshop to increase skills of
created to assist communities through financial          local water resource specialists was facilitated, a workshop focusing
and technical assistance in their efforts to protect     on stream assessment methodologies was conducted, and a
and restore groundwater and stream flow through          watershed conservation and management plan for the Moodna
a watershed approach. The program focuses on             wateshed is being developed.
balancing competing human ecosystem water
needs by including stream flow protection in a
community's water availability and consumption
planning efforts. The Hudson River Estuary
Program uses Groundwater Guardian to network
and learn more about how watershed issues are
being addressed elsewhere, to educate community
leaders about water protection, and to involve
other communities in the program to share their
experiences and learn about similar activities
around the country.




Kiryas Joel, Village of NY                                                                     Designated Since         2001
Gedalye Szegedin, Village Clerk                          Phone: 845-783-8300
Village of Kiryas Joel                                   Fax: 845-783-9491
P.O. Box 566, 51 Forest Rd.                              Email: jgkjwater@frontiernet.net
Monroe, NY 10950 US                                      Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Village of Kiryas Joel has a population of           Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
13,138 and all of its residents receive their            the Village's 2,999 water customers, non-billed customers, and the
drinking water from local groundwater supplies.          Department of Health. -- Began implementation of the Stormwater
Recently the Village drilled five new wells to           Phase II requirements, including education and outreach, public
supplement its existing water supply. The Village        involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater
wishes to protect both its groundwater supply and        runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution prevention for
to educate its people about groundwater                  municipal operation. -- Included a brochure and dye tablets in water
protection and water conservation. Kiryas Joel           bills to give homeowners conservation tips and a tool to check if their
uses the Groundwater Guardian program to teach           toilet flapper valve is leaking.
citizens about water conservation and areas where
water supplies can be contaminated, and work
with community organizations to educate adults.




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Maybrook, Village of NY                                                                       Designated Since         1997
Matt Thorpe                                              Phone: 845-427-2717
Village of Maybrook                                      Fax: 845-427-2164
109 Main Street                                          Email: mbkdpw@frontiernet.net
Maybrook, NY 12543 US                                    Web Site: www.villageofmaybrook.com
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 2,890 residents of Maybrook receive all of           Taught conservation classes to 300 local elementary school students,
their drinking water from local groundwater              parents, and teachers. -- Prepared and distributed the Annual
supplies. Currently, area citizens are concerned         Consumer Confidence Report to water customers and the Department
about a Nepera Chemical dump site, an adjacent           of Health. -- Aired public service announcements regarding water
dairy farm, storm sewers, and an old railroad rail       conservation and wellhead protection on local cable television. --
bed affecting groundwater supplies. Maybrook             Worked with Eagle Scouts to stencil "No Dumping" on storm drain
uses the Groundwater Guardian program to teach           inlets.
school children about water conservation and
areas where water supplies have the potential to
become contaminated. The Guardian team also
works with community organizations to educate
adults about water protection.




Middletown, City of NY                                                                        Designated Since         2000
Bill Johnson                                             Phone: 845-346-4110
City of Middletown                                       Fax: 845-346-4132
City Hall, 16 James Street                               Email:
Middletown, NY 10940 US                                  Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Middletown's 25,000 citizens receive all of their        Performed a listening survey to detect and repair leaks in the City's
water from a reservoir system. Currently, residents      70 miles of water mains. No leaks were found. -- Prepared and
are concerned about the loss of water from leaks         distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to water
and faulty meters, backflows into water                  customers and the Department of Health. -- Continued to replace
distribution lines, watershed pollution, the effects     large consumption meters with a consumption of 2,500,000 or more
of urbanization on the area watershed, and the           gallons with trace radio frequency meters. Over 181 have been
education of citizens and students about water           replaced. -- Provided public information to water customers,
conservation and watershed protection.                   including water bill stuffers, conservation tips, and water audits
Middletown uses the Groundwater Guardian                 through newspaper and local cable television. -- Implemented
program to build public awareness, help with the         Stormwater Phase II requirements, including education and outreach,
enforcement of local watershed rules and                 public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination,
regulations, and with the water meter update and         stormwater runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution
backflow prevention programs.                            prevention for municipal operation.




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Monroe, Town of NY                                                                           Designated Since          2001
Sandy Leonard                                          Phone: 845-782-8221
Town of Monroe                                         Fax: 845-782-5597
11 Stage Road                                          Email:
Monroe, NY 10950 US                                    Web Site: www.monroeny.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The Town of Monroe is served by one public             Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
water district and four private water companies.       water customers and the Department of Health. -- Taught water
All of the drinking water for the Town's 27,233        conservation classes to over 300 students and parents at local
residents is supplied by local groundwater             elementary schools. -- Aired public service announcements about
resources. The Town wishes to continue to              water conservation and wellhead protection on cable television. --
protect its groundwater and to educate its people      Continued to monitor the water quality in Walton Lake, which is the
about groundwater protection and water                 primary water source for a neighboring community. -- Maintained
conservation. Monroe uses Groundwater                  "Don't Dump" messages stenciled on town storm drain inlets. --
Guardian through educational programs, a water         Encouraged residents to participate in the Orange County Hazardous
main leak detection program, and wellhead              Waste and Tire Disposal Day. -- Continued to coordinate with the
inspections.                                           three Villages within the Town to continually monitor water table
                                                       levels in the shared aquifer. -- Continued to monitor water quality in
                                                       observation wells near the Town's closed landfill. -- Continued
                                                       implementation of the Stormwater Phase II requirements, including
                                                       education and outreach, public involvement, illicit discharge
                                                       detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control, stormwater
                                                       management, and pollution prevention for municipal operation. --
                                                       Presented at the Orange County Children's Water Festival.




Monroe, Village of NY                                                                        Designated Since          2001
Joe Mancuso, Mayor                                     Phone: 845-782-8341
Village of Monroe                                      Fax: 845-782-3006
7 Stage Road                                           Email: vommayor@frontiernet.net
Monroe, NY 10950 US                                    Web Site: www.villageofmonroe.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The Village of Monroe's primary drinking water         Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
supply is Lake Mombasha. The watershed around          4,500 water customers and the Department of Health. -- Taught
the lake is located within the Town of Monroe and      water conservation classes at local elementary schools to over 200
is under development pressure, and the Village         students and parents. -- Distributed a water conservation newsletter
recently installed three wells for future water        to all water customers. -- Aired public service announcements on
supply sources. The Village is also working to         local cable television. -- Implemented Stormwater Phase II
protect its watershed and educate its 6,672            requirements, including education and outreach, public involvement,
citizens about water conservation, watersheds, and     illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
groundwater protection. The Village of Monroe          stormwater management, and pollution prevention for municipal
uses Groundwater Guardian through the                  operation.
enhancement of a watershed protection program,
water conservation education, and pollution
prevention education.




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Montgomery, Town of NY                                                                       Designated Since         2000
Michael Aeillo, Jr.                                     Phone: 845-457-2600
Town of Montgomery                                      Fax: 845-457-2603
Town Hall 110 Bracken Road                              Email:
Montgomery, NY 12549 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 18,500 people who live in the Town of               Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
Montgomery receive all of their drinking water          water customers, Town water staff and leaders, and the Department
from local groundwater supplies. Currently,             of Health. -- Continued to enforce a local law requiring new water
contamination from uncontrollable events and non-       customers and existing commercial water customers to have water
point source discharges are concerns for the area.      meters. -- Passed a local law requiring developers to prepare a
Montgomery uses the Groundwater Guardian                stormwater management plan prior to development. If drainage from
program in various educational programs.                the site impacts groundwater recharge areas, the developer must
                                                        install best management practices to prevent pollution. --
                                                        Implemented Stormwater Phase II requirements, including education
                                                        and outreach, public involvement, illicit discharge detection and
                                                        elimination, stormwater runoff control, stormwater management, and
                                                        pollution prevention for municipal operation.




Montgomery, Village of NY                                                                    Designated Since         1997
Steve Brescia, Mayor                                    Phone: 845-457-9661
Village of Montgomery                                   Fax: 845-457-1508
Village Hall, 133 Clinton St., P.O. Box 116             Email:
Montgomery, NY 12549 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 3,700 residents of the Village of Montgomery        Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
rely on groundwater for all of their drinking water     1,400 water customers and the Department of Health. -- Placed
needs. Montgomery's wells are located within the        public service announcements regarding water conservation and
Village and are subject to potential contamination      wellhead protection on local cable television. -- Worked with a local
from the urban setting. The Village wishes to           Boy Scout Troop to stencil "No Dumping" on storm drain inlets.
continue to protect groundwater and to educate its
people about groundwater protection and water
conservation. Montgomery uses the Groundwater
Guardian program to aid in educational programs,
wellhead and watershed inspections, and in
review of the wellhead protection plan.




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Moodna Watershed Coalition NY                                                                  Designated Since         2004
Simon Gruber                                             Phone: 845-534-5622
Moodna Watershed Coalition                               Fax: 845-534-5622
P.O. Box 202                                             Email: sgruber@frontiernet.net
Cornwall, NY 12518 US                                    Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Moodna Creek watershed drains the eastern            Developing a website with access to watershed materials, including
quarter of Orange County. A sand and gravel              maps, water conservation materials, and slide presentations. --
aquifer along the creek and its main tributary,          Created watershed maps and GIS map layers detailing boundaries,
Woodbury Creek, provide water to the nearby              well locations, wellhead protection areas, roads, and natural
communities of Washingtonville, Cornwall, and            features. -- Began development of a brochure featuring a watershed
Woodbury. The bedrock aquifers serve the Towns           map and detailed information. -- Collected data at various sites in the
of Blooming Grove, Hamptonburgh, New                     watershed to analyze the water quality condition in the Moodna
Windsor, and Woodbury. The watershed is under            Creek Watershed and wrote a report on the water quality condition of
intense growth pressure, and preservation of water       the Moodna Creek.
quality in the creek is a major concern. The
Moodna Watershed Coalition is a confederation of
citizens and officials from local and state agencies
who recognize the need to protect the watershed.
The coalition uses Groundwater Guardian to
education the public about the threats to the
watershed, as well as to assist in securing funding
for studies and protective measures.




Nassau County, Long Island NY                                                                  Designated Since         1999
Laurie Farber                                            Phone: 516-938-6152
Starflower Experiences, Inc.                             Fax: Same as phone #, call first
79 Martin Ct.                                            Email: Larus2407@aol.com; starflexp@aol.com
Jericho, NY 11753-2407 US                                Web Site: www.starflowerexperiences.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 1.3 million residents of Nassau County, a            Worked to inform Nassau County government and local
suburb of New York City, have had a major impact         environmental groups about a proposal to inject surface water
on area groundwater. Water moves more quickly            supplies into the Lloyd Aquifer and the potential impacts this proposal
through the aquifer than in the past, and leaky          could have on the aquifer.
landfills, underground storage tanks, and other
pollutants threaten the supply. Since the county
was sewered to decrease nitrate pollution, the
water table has lowered, as sewage treatment
plants discharge into the ocean or other waters.
Saltwater intrusion and MTBE contamination also
threaten the area. In addition, the city of New
York has plans to inject surface water supplies
deep into the aquifer to later withdraw water,
which could impair water quality. Nassau County
uses the Groundwater Guardian program to reach
out to citizens about local groundwater supplies
and issues.




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New Windsor, Town of NY                                                                         Designated Since          2001
John Egitto                                              Phone: 845-561-2550
Town of New Windsor                                      Fax: 845-565-0626
555 Union Avenue                                         Email: NEWWH2O@aol.com
New Windsor, NY 12553 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 24,515 residents of New Windsor receive all          Taught water conservation classes to 100 students and parents at a
of their water from the New York City Catskill           local elementary school. -- Prepared and distributed the Annual
Aqueduct. However, a large part of the City of           Consumer Confidence Report to water customers and the Department
Newburgh watershed is located in the Town of             of Health. -- Placed public service announcements regarding water
New Windsor. One of the city reservoirs serves as        conservation and wellhead protection on local cable television and
an emergency source of water if the Aqueduct is          the Town of New Windsor's website. -- Implemented Stormwater
out of service. Potential contamination from             Phase II requirements, including education and outreach, public
various land use actions threaten the Town's water       involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater
supply. New Windsor uses Groundwater                     runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution prevention for
Guardian to raise awareness among the general            municipal operation.
public about the potential for contamination,
actions that may impact the water supply,
watershed protection, and water conservation.




Newburgh, City of NY                                                                            Designated Since          2001
John Platt, Water Superintendent                         Phone: 845-565-4030
City of Newburgh                                         Fax: 845-565-2537
City Hall, 83 Broadway                                   Email:
Newburgh, NY 12550 US                                    Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The City of Newburgh receives a portion of its           Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
water from two reservoirs, Lake Washington and           water customers and the Department of Health. -- Worked with the
Brown's Pond. The New York City Catskill                 City's leak detection contractor to perform a listening survey to detect
Aqueduct is a backup water supply source for the         and repair 11 leaks in the City's 75 miles of water mains saving an
City's 27,000 residents. The majority of the             estimated 180,000 gallons of water per day. -- Implemented
watersheds feeding the reservoirs are outside the        Stormwater Phase II requirements, including education and outreach,
City limits, and an international airport is located     public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination,
in the Lake Washington watershed. Other                  stormwater runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution
concerns include potential contamination from            prevention for municipal operation. -- Implemented a new water
various forms of land use and the public's lack of       metering system, which allow the utility to measure and compare
awareness about the impact of their actions on the       water production and the amount of water metered to calculate
water supply. Newburgh uses Groundwater                  potential losses.
Guardian to raise awareness for watershed
protection and water conservation.




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Orange County NY                                                                              Designated Since          1995
James Beaumont                                           Phone: 845-291-4861
Orange County Water Authority                            Fax: 845-294-9712
30 Matthews Street, Suite 102                            Email: jbeaumont@ocwagis.org
Goshen, NY 10924 US                                      Web Site: www.ocwagis.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
In isolated instances the groundwater in Orange          Continued "Greening the Orange," a hands-on tree planting
County has been polluted by industrial spills,           program. -- Maintained and updated the Water Authority's web page,
leaking gasoline storage tanks, and landfill             adding downloadable water conservation materials, groundwater
leachate. Orange County is on the edge of the            maps, and report information. -- Continued to distribute mapping
New York City metropolitan area and is subject to        data, including groundwater, base mapping, soil, wetlands, and
growth pressures as the County's 315,000                 zoning data on CD-ROM to over 300 local groups. Mapping data was
population continues to grow. Future water               updated in 2005. -- Educated over 5,000 students about
supplies for the County will come from                   groundwater, water conservation, water quality, and the impact of
groundwater, making the protection of potential          land use on water. -- Held the Orange County Soil and Water
and actual water supplies a priority. Orange             Conservation District's Conservation Field Days, a two-day event for
County uses the Groundwater Guardian program             County 6th graders to learn about local environmental issues. -- Gave
to educate public and municipal leaders about            presentations to 1,600 students in grades K-12 about water quality,
potential groundwater supplies, potential                conservation, various types of pollution, and land use. -- Continued
groundwater contamination, and the conservation          a volunteer stream monitoring network for students and community
of existing water supplies.                              members. -- Sponsored hazardous waste collection days, collection
                                                         22,983 gallons of hazardous waste, 2,935 feet of florescent light
                                                         bulbs, and 238,923 pounds of computer equipment. -- Worked with
                                                         26 municipalities and 10 school districts to improve the water quality
                                                         of stormwater runoff. Workshops and monitoring programs were
                                                         implemented. -- Conducted bio-monitoring of of 100 stream sites in
                                                         County. -- Held Children's Water Festival for over 470 fourth, fifth,
                                                         and sixth grade students in the County.



Orange County Audubon Society NY                                                              Designated Since          2002
Lynn Barber                                              Phone: 845-744-6047
Orange County Audubon Society                            Fax: 845-744-6245
P.O. Box 1286, 18 Landlord Lane                          Email: lbarber7@juno.com
Pine Bush, NY 12566 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Orange County Audubon Society serves a               #Error
membership of 330,000. The membership is
concerned about the quality and quantity of the
area's groundwater, as well as the possibility of
aquifer contamination due to runoff. The Society
plans to use Groundwater Guardian to maintain
wetland sanctuaries to act as natural filters and to
continue to have undeveloped areas for the
enjoyment of nature.




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Otisville, Village of NY                                                                     Designated Since       2000
Diane Loeven                                            Phone: 845-386-5172
Village of Otisville                                    Fax: 845-386-4519
P.O. Box 873, 66 Highland Ave                           Email: otisville@citlink.net
Otisville, NY 10963 US                                  Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides for 100% of the drinking           Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
water needs of the Village's 989 residents. The         water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
Village owns the entire wellhead area and started       service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
providing water to its residents from village-owned     protection on local cable television. -- Stenciled "Don't Dump"
wells in January of 1998. Water distribution to         messages on the Village's storm drain inlets. -- Implemented
homes is sometimes rusty, and although the well         Stormwater Phase II requirements, including education and outreach,
source appears clear, sediment sometimes clogs          public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination,
filters. Old pipes in the area also present a           stormwater runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution
problem. The Village of Otisville uses the              prevention for municipal operation.
Groundwater Guardian program to encourage a
progressive approach to conservation, education,
and general public awareness in dealing with the
local water system.




Pine Bush Water District NY                                                                  Designated Since       1996
Thomas McKelvey                                         Phone: 845-744-2515
Pine Bush Water Advisory Committee                      Fax: 845-744-3126
P.O.Box 109 Town of Crawford Town Hall, 121 Rt 3        Email:
Pine Bush, NY 12566 US                                  Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 1,900 residents of Pine Bush receive all of         Continued to distribute the "Your Septic System (How it Works)"
their drinking water from the local groundwater         handout to citizens. The handout describes how a septic system
supply. Pine Bush's top priorities include defining     works, how to maintain a septic system, and how to keep
and protecting its sole source aquifer, finding         maintenance records. -- Continued local storm drain marking. --
another well for public use, and ensuring potable       Continued mapping new and existing wells, helping define depth to
water for the next 50 years. Pine Bush utilizes the     rock, depth to water, and the geological make-up of the area. --
Groundwater Guardian network by using ideas             Included a brochure titled "Non-Point Source Pollution and Simple
from other Guardian communities to bring                Pollution Prevention Measures" in water bills. -- -- Prepared and
attention to the need for the protection and            distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to water
conservation of water resources.                        customers and the Department of Health.




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Port Jervis, City of NY                                                                       Designated Since       2004
Vince Lopez, Public Works Commissioner                   Phone: 845-858-4000
City of Port Jervis                                      Fax: 845-858-4006
14-20 Hammond Street, City Hall                          Email:
Port Jervis, NY 12771 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
While the 8,860 residents of Port Jervis rely on a       Distributed the Annual Water Quality Report to water customers and
reservoir system for their drinking water needs, the     the Department of Health. -- Aired public service announcements
City remains concerned about pollution of the            regarding water conservation on the local public access television
area's watershed as a whole and the education of         channel. -- Worked with a local Boy Scout troop to stencil "Don't
citizens and students about water conservation           Dump" messages on storm drain inlets.
and watershed protection. Port Jervis uses
Groundwater Guardian to raise awareness and the
enforcement of watershed rules and regulations.




Suffolk County NY                                                                             Designated Since       1998
Henry Bokuniewicz                                        Phone: 631-632-8674
Long Island Groundwater Institute-Stony Brook Univ       Fax: 631-632-8820
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook Univ        Email: hbokuniewicz@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000 US                            Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 1.4 million people who live in Suffolk County        Held a Groundwater University event in conjunction with a local
use groundwater for all of their drinking water          week-long summer camp for 10-14 year olds. -- Sponsored a nine
needs. There is a public misconception about the         week online course for teachers about groundwater.
quality of Long Island's groundwater, which the
County wishes to dispel through public
education. In addition, preventing pollution of
their groundwater is another concern of residents.
Suffolk County uses the Groundwater Guardian
program as a means of coordinating, advancing,
and publicizing ongoing efforts to dispel rumors
and misinformation, educating the public,
preventing pollution, and providing constructive
input to policy-making decisions.




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Unionville, Village of NY                                                                   Designated Since        1999
Richard Ludwick, Mayor                                 Phone: 845-726-3681
Village of Unionville                                  Fax: 845-726-4439
P.O. Box 148, 7 Main Street                            Email: unionville@citlink.net
Unionville, NY 10988 US                                Web Site: www.unionvilleny.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Unionville recently completed a water system           Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
rehabilitation project, which includes a new well      water customers and the Department of Health. -- Placed public
and new water mains. Because the Village's 500         service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
residents rely on groundwater for all drinking         protection in its quarterly newsletter and in the Village Office.
water supplies, the Village is working to continue
to protect both its groundwater supply and to
educate its people about groundwater protection
and water conservation. Unionville uses the
Groundwater Guardian program to teach citizens
about water conservation and areas where water
supplies are vulnerable to contamination.




United States Military Academy (USMA) NY                                                    Designated Since        2005
Kevin Kirkpatrick                                      Phone: 845-938-5175
USMA Directorate of Housing & Public Works             Fax: 845-938-4588
EMD Building, 667A Ruger Road                          Email: kevin.kirkpatrick@usma.edu
West Point, NY 10996-1905 US                           Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The United States Military Academy is located in       Implemented a public awareness program, providing training on
West Point, New York. It's population of over          storm water management, soil and erosion control, storm water
9,000 relies on surface water bodies fed by            pollution prevention, and other conservation issues. -- Completed
groundwater for its drinking water supplies.           and distributed the Annual Water Quality Report for the department
Protection of these sources, as well as additional     of health and local water customers via mail and the internet. --
groundwater sources subject to growth pressure, is     Began development of GIS maps utilizing groundwater, wetlands,
a top priority for the Academy. West Point has         and land use data. Mapping has been completed for groundwater
implemented and expanded post-wide water               and drinking water well monitoring. -- Implemented the Stormwater
conservation and education programs, and will          Phase II requirements, which includes public education and outreach,
use Groundwater Guardian to educate the public,        public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination,
military, and civilian leaders about groundwater       construction site stormwater runoff control, post-construction
supplies, potential groundwater contamination,         stormwater management, and pollution prevention measures. --
and the conservation of existing supplies.             Labeled storm drains in West Point with "Dump No Waste, Drains to
                                                       River" during construction and road repairs.




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Walden, Village of NY                                                                          Designated Since          1999
Mark Berti, Water Operator                              Phone: 845-778-5623
Village of Walden                                       Fax: 845-778-2034
One Municipal Square                                    Email:
Walden, NY 12586 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 6,500 residents of Walden receive 100% of           Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
their drinking water from groundwater. The              water customers and the Department of Health. -- Replaced old
community's concerns are concentrated on loss of        water meters with new Sensus touch-pad style meters for eventual
water from leaks and faulty meters. Walden uses         remote reads. -- Aired public service announcements regarding water
the Groundwater Guardian program to build               conservation, conservation notices, and notices of water main
public awareness and help with the enforcement          flushings on local cable television. -- Continued meter testing/leak
of local wellhead protection and watershed rules        detection program. -- Implemented Stormwater Phase II
and regulations.                                        requirements, including education and outreach, public involvement,
                                                        illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
                                                        stormwater management, and pollution prevention for municipal
                                                        operation.




Wallkill River Watershed NY                                                                    Designated Since          2001
John Gebhards                                           Phone: 845-343-0840
Wallkill River Task Force                               Fax: 845-341-0898
P.O. Box 2442                                           Email: oclt@warwick.net
Middletown, NY 10940 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Municipalities in the Wallkill River Watershed          Began distribution of Citizen's Survery concerning recreational use
area are drawing drinking water from wells that         and perception of health of Wallkill River in effort to raise public
draw from infiltration galleries along the Wallkill     awareness. --Conducted a tour of public access facilities in the area.
River, which is an impaired river. Pesticide            The tour was open to officials of all municipalities along the River. --
contaminated sediment is a particular problem in        Continued education and outreach activities, including streamside
Wallkill and in some cases communities draw             walks, canoe excursions, and river-related programs for the general
downstream not far from sewage outflows. The            public. -- Continued to work with the Orange County Land Trust to
Wallkill River Watershed team uses the                  pursue several land acquisitions and conservation easements in the
Groundwater Guardian program to encourage               river corridor and encourage protection of several waterfront
communities to upgrade their sewage treatment           segments by municipalities.
facilities and address the high rate of
sedimentation in the river, as well as
evaluate/recommend actions that may mitigate it.
In addition, the team wants to involve local
citizens in monitoring and observing the river's
current and potential problems.




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Wallkill, Town of NY                                                                        Designated Since        1999
Ed Smith                                               Phone: 845-692-7800
Town of Wallkill                                       Fax: 845-692-2546
Town Hall, 600 Route 211 East, P.O. Box 398            Email:
Middletown, NY 10941 US                                Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The 13,300 people who live in Wallkill receive all     Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
of their drinking water from local groundwater         water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
supplies. Wallkill's main wellfields are along the     service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
Wallkill River and subject to potential                protection on local cable television. -- Continued implementation of
contamination from an urban setting. The Town          the Stormwater Phase II requirements, including education and
wishes to continue to protect its groundwater by       outreach, public involvement, illicit discharge detection and
educating its citizens about groundwater               elimination, stormwater runoff control, stormwater management, and
protection options and water conservation.             pollution prevention for municipal operation.
Wallkill uses the Groundwater Guardian program
in its education and wellhead inspection programs.




Warwick, Town of NY                                                                         Designated Since        2001
Kathleen Yohe                                          Phone: 845-477-3166
Town of Warwick Conservation Board                     Fax: 212-797-4566
47 Edgemere Avenue                                     Email: yohek10925@yahoo.com
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925 US                            Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The Town of Warwick has four separate water            Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
districts and four private community water             1,100 water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
systems. Groundwater provides 100% of the              service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
drinking water for Warwick's 29,121 residents.         protection on local cable television. -- Taught water conservation
The Town is under intense development pressure         classes to 500 students and parents at local elementary schools.
and wishes to continue to protect its groundwater
and to educate its people about groundwater
protection and water conservation. Warwick uses
Groundwater Guardian through educational
programs, a water main leak detection program,
and wellhead inspections.




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Warwick, Village of NY                                                                       Designated Since          1998
William Iurato                                         Phone: 845-986-2031
Village of Warwick                                     Fax: 845-986-6884
Village Hall, 77 Main Street, P.O. Box 369             Email: vlgclerk@warwick.net
Warwick, NY 10990 US                                   Web Site: www.villageofwarwick.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The well that supplies the Village of Warwick's        Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence report to
6,000 residents with a portion of their drinking       water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
water is located in an urban setting and therefore     service announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
subject to potential contamination. The Village        protection on local cable television. -- Taught conservation classes to
wishes to continue to protect its groundwater and      over 100 students and parents at a local elementary school. -- Used
to educate its people about groundwater                pump test date to prepare computer model and maps showing
protection and water conservation. Warwick uses        wellhead protection area of Village wells.
the Groundwater Guardian program through its
educational programs and wellhead and
watershed inspections.




Washingtonville, Village of NY                                                               Designated Since          1997
Christine Shenkman                                     Phone: 845-496-3221
Village of Washingtonville                             Fax: 845-496-1990
Village Hall, 29 West Main Street                      Email: washingtonvillea@hvc.rr.com
Washingtonville, NY 10992-1412 US                      Web Site: www.washingtonville-ny.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The 7,132 residents of the Village of                  Taught water conservation education to students and teachers at local
Washingtonville receive all of their water from        elementary schools. -- Aired public service announcements about
local groundwater supplies. Current drought            water conservation and wellhead protection on cable television and
conditions are of major concern to area residents.     printed water conservation tips on water bills. -- Prepared and
The Village uses the Groundwater Guardian              distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to water
program to help in spreading the word about            customers and the Department of Health. -- Implemented Stormwater
water conservation.                                    Phase II requirements, including education and outreach, public
                                                       involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater
                                                       runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution prevention for
                                                       municipal operation.




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Wawayanda, Town of NY                                                                         Designated Since          2003
Jeff Mills                                              Phone: 845-355-3548
Town of Wawayanda                                       Fax: 845-355-5752
Town Hall, P.O. Box 106, 80 Ridgebury Hill Rd.          Email: jmills1@hvc.rr.com
Slate Hill, NY 10973 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The Town of Wawayanda consists of three                 Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
separate water districts. All of the drinking water     water customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public
for the Town's 6,273 residents is drawn from local      service announcements regarding wellhead protection and water
groundwater supplies. The Town is working to            conservation on local cable television. -- Worked with a local Boy
protect groundwater through wellhead inspections        Scout Troop to stencil "Don't Dump, Drains to Stream" on all Town
and to educate citizens about groundwater               storm drain catch basins. -- Implemented Stormwater Phase II
protection and water conservation.                      requirements, including education and outreach, public involvement,
                                                        illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
                                                        stormwater management, and pollution prevention for municipal
                                                        operation.




Woodbury, Town of, Consolidated Water District NY                                             Designated Since          1997
Sheila Conroy                                           Phone: 845-928-6829
Town of Woodbury                                        Fax: 845-928-8214
511 S Route 32, P.O. Box 1004                           Email: townofwoodbury@yahoo.com
Highland Mills, NY 10930 US                             Web Site: ci.woodbury.ny.us
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater is the sole source of drinking water        Taught water conservation classes for the tenth year at local
for the community of Woodbury's 8,000                   elementary schools. Over 225 students, teachers, and parents
residents. Groundwater-related concerns include         participated. -- Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer
potential contamination from existing land uses,        Confidence Report to water customers and the Department of
susceptibility of unconsolidated formations to          Health. -- Aired public service announcements on local cable
contamination, and lack of awareness of the             television and included water conservation tips in bi-annual water
general public about the potential for                  bills. -- Worked with a local Boy Scout troop to stencil "No
contamination. Woodbury uses the Groundwater            Dumping" on storm drain inlets. -- Implemented Stormwater Phase II
Guardian program in its wellhead protection and         requirements, including education and outreach, public involvement,
water conservation activities.                          illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
                                                        stormwater management, and pollution prevention for municipal
                                                        operation.




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Brown County OH                                                                               Designated Since         2005
James F. Truske, Sr.                                     Phone: 937-375-4106 ext. 233
Brown County Rural Water Association                     Fax: 937-375-6036
3818 US 52                                               Email: bcrwa@bright.net
Ripley, OH 45014 US                                      Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Brown County Rural Water Association is a            Began work to complete Phase III of the local wellhead protection
rural water system relying completely on                 program by starting development of a wellhead protection
groundwater, with wells over 70 feet deep tapping        management plan. -- Took steps to create a website for the Brown
into the Ohio River Aquifer. This aquifer is highly      County Rural Water Association and Groundwater Guardian team.
susceptible to contamination, due to the sand and        The team hopes to have the website operational by January 2006. --
gravel composition of the aquifer and its proximity      Held the Brown County Water Festival for 500 attendees, including
to potential contaminant sources. Specific               students, teachers, and adults. -- Developed a Brown County
contamination concerns include septic tanks,             Wellhead Protection Program newsletter for local residents. --
agrigultural chemicals, highway traffic, and             Conducted quarterly wellhead protection committee meetings for
potential gravel mining operations. One                  local groundwater users.
production well was contaminated by VOCs in
1996. A pump-and-treat remediation system was
installed as a result. Brown County uses
Groundwater Guardian to educate the public
about the importance of protecting groundwater
resources and to instill a sense of ownership of the
well fields in community residents.




Dayton Multi-Jurisdictional WFPP OH                                                           Designated Since         1995
Lee Drummond                                             Phone: 937-333-3782
City of Dayton, Water Dept., Div. of Env. Mgt.           Fax: 937-333-2833
320 W. Monument Ave.                                     Email: lee.drummond@cityofdayton.org
Dayton, OH 45402 US                                      Web Site: www.cityofdayton.org/water/em/wellfield.asp
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Dayton taps a sole source aquifer for 450,000            Continued the production of a quarterly newsletter, "PROGRESS
water consumers. Traces of VOCs have been                News," for distribution to businesses and residents in the Wellfield
found in the groundwater, and hundreds of                Protection Area. -- Held the ninth Annual Children's Groundwater
businesses with 175 million pounds of hazardous          Festival, attended by approximately 2,100 students and 400
materials operate near the wellfields. Dayton,           volunteers. -- Planning Well Field Protection Program Financial
Huber Heights, Riverside, Vandalia, Harrison             Inventives Event to provide information to businesses in the
Township, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base            protection area on funding opportunities for performing risk reduction
initiated a wellfield protection program using           projects. -- Began updating the Wellfield Protection Ordinance for
overlay zoning, monitoring, emergency response,          the five jurisdictions that participate in the Wellfield Protection
and financial incentives for risk reduction              Program. Updated the Well Field Protection Program Ordinance in
activities. Dayton uses Groundwater Guardian to          Harrison Township which as been presented to Township Trustees
increase citizen awareness of the wellfield              and should be adopted by late 2005.
protection program, provide groundwater and
environmental education for children, and provide
groundwater education for the general public.




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Hamilton to New Baltimore OH                                                                   Designated Since          1997
Tim McLelland                                            Phone: 513-785-2464
Hamilton to New Baltimore GW Consortium                  Fax: 513-867-7308
5140 River Road                                          Email: tmclelln@ci.hamilton.oh.us
Hamilton, OH 45013 US                                    Web Site: www.gwconsortium.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Hamilton to New Baltimore Groundwater                Administered the area's WHP Program. Completed registrations of
Consortium is made up of the cities of Cincinnati,       businesses within the one and five year time of travel zones as part of
Fairfield, Hamilton, the SW Regional Water               management strategies in sensitive areas. Walked through
District, the International Paper (Smart Papers) and     inventories of businesses storing or using regulated materials to verify
Southern OH Water Co. The Consortium wells are           regulated materials stored on site were properly stored according to
interrelated physically and directly influence the       local WHP regulations. -- Continued to update and maintain the local
capture zone size of each system's wells. The            WHP website. --Planned and implemented a cleanup of the Great
Wellhead Protection (WHP) Area consists of a             Miami River in two counties. --Developed and distributed magnets
sand and gravel buried valley aquifer overlain by a      with groundwater education message to local libraries and
densely populated industrial community. The              festivals. -- Updated banners with the Groundwater Guardian logo at
characteristics that make it a productive source of      various water plants and supply centers within the Consortium. --
drinking water are the same characteristics that         Planned and participated in the Butler County Water Festival,
make it susceptible to pollution from USTs,              attended by 1,000 students. -- Continued to update plaques with
general chemical handling, dry wells, and                groundwater protection information at Consortium monitoring
improperly abandoned wells. The Consortium               wells. -- Continued development of a WHP Program newsletter for
uses GG to inform the public about protecting            businesses within the WHP area. -- Continued working with area
groundwater resources, as well as to teach a basic       communities to become Groundwater Guardians.
understanding of what groundwater is and how
human activities may affect its quality.




Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH                                                             Designated Since          1998
Karen Thompson                                           Phone: 937-257-5899
WPAFB Groundwater Advisory Committee                     Fax: 937-656-1534
88 ABW/EMO, Bldg. 89, 5490 Pearson Road                  Email: karen.thompson@wpafb.af.mil
WPAFB, OH 45433 US                                       Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The WPAFB community is concerned with the                Continued to perform surveys of stormwater and sanitary sewer cross-
quality of the base's drinking water. This concern       connections. The surveys will identify and correct cross connections
is due to the number of landfill contaminants that       to eliminate discharges to area streams and rivers. -- Completed
have been found throughout the base. Extensive           inventory of regulated substances in facilities located within the base
remediation has been accomplished; however, it           and City of Dayton's wellfield.
has been difficult to change perceptions. Wright-
Patterson uses the Groundwater Guardian program
to develop and provide public awareness
programs regarding the remediation of landfill
contaminants, as well as implement a wellfield
protection program to prevent possible
groundwater contamination.




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Cargill Pork Oklahoma OK                                                                     Designated Since          1999
Perry Jones                                            Phone: 479-650-0401
Cargill Pork                                           Fax: 918-427-2245
Rt. 2 Box 78-A                                         Email: perry jones@cargill.com
Muldrow, OK 74948 US                                   Web Site: www.cargillpork.com
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
In an effort to prevent groundwater contamination,     Maintained emergency action plans for each facility farm to limit or
Cargill works to ensure that farms are in              eliminate the impact on the environment in case of a spill or leak. --
compliance with regulations and producers are          Required farms using surface water to have water tested for coliform
educated about risk areas and how to better            bacteria on a quarterly basis and farms utilizing well water to have
manage their farms to prevent groundwater              water tested annually. -- Performed monthly audits of hog facilities to
contamination. Cargill uses the Groundwater            help producers identify and correct potential signs of discharge from
Guardian program to develop educational                waste. -- Conducted a training for producers to inform them of
resources to educate employees and farmers on          environmental issues, including discharge from waste structures,
the importance of groundwater protection.              waste runoff, maintenance of holding structure banks, and proper
                                                       application areas.




Cargill Pork Tahona Boar Stud OK                                                             Designated Since          2000
Randy Shook                                            Phone: 918-654-3550
Cargill Pork                                           Fax: 918-654-3169
Route 1, Box 985, 18682 Williams Road                  Email: Randy Shook@cargill.com
Cameron, OK 74932 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
There is a misconception among the public that         Performed monthly environmental audits on swine facilities, helping
hog farms are major pollutants of groundwater,         producers identify and analyze potential problems. -- Conducted a
therefore Cargill Pork Tahona Boar Stud plans to       clean up on the shores of Lake Wister.
use the Groundwater Guardian program to help
educate hog producers and company employees
about the importance of safe groundwater. Cargill
also plans to participate in community projects to
help show that it is a concerned and responsible
good neighbor.




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Cambridge, City of Ontario                                                                   Designated Since         1997
Melanie Knight                                          Phone: 519-740-4650 x4559
Cambridge Environmental Advisory Committee              Fax: 519-622-6184
73 Water St. N., P.O. Box 669                           Email: knightm@city.cambridge.on.ca
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5W8 CAN                          Web Site: www.city.cambridge.on.ca
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Within the City of Cambridge, some of the               Participated in the Cambridge Water Forum, Kitchener Children's
municipal wells are situated in industrial areas        Groundwater Festival, and Riverfest as part of a community
where there are known impacts to groundwater.           awareness effort. Booths were set up with information about
The City's population of 113,000 continues to           groundwater protection and preservation. -- Continued to update and
grow and will require additional wells to meet the      refine the content of Teaching Aid Number 1. The new content was
growing water demand. Water conservation                revised to correspond with new curriculum dealing with water
measures may reduce the rate at which the               resources at the 2nd grade level. -- Continued to provide materials
demand will increase. Cambridge uses the                dealing with groundwater protection to the Cambridge Public
Groundwater Guardian program to provide                 Library. -- Continued to review and update the Groundwater
educational materials to teachers and to support        Guardian page on the City of Cambridge website. -- Continued
and participate in local activities that promote        strategic planning to determine the committee's future course. Future
protection of groundwater resources.                    project opportunities were identified and/or developed. -- Developed
                                                        an information package dealing with water efficiency, groundwater
                                                        protection, and local Groundwater Guardian efforts for new residents
                                                        of Cambridge. -- Developed Groundwater Guardian brochure for
                                                        inclusion in Welcome Wagon packets and for use with the
                                                        community display. -- Ran articles on Groundwater Guardian in local
                                                        newletters and newspapers. -- Developed Groundwater Guardian
                                                        gift item to commemorate milestones. -- Posted Drinking Water
                                                        Protection signs to identify groundwater recahrge and wellhead
                                                        protection areas. -- Made improvements to the Groundwater
                                                        Guardian display.



Springfield OR                                                                               Designated Since         1997
Nancy L. Moreno                                         Phone: 541-744-3745
Springfield Utility Board                               Fax: 541-747-7348
202 S. 18th St.                                         Email: nancylm@subutil.com
Springfield, OR 97477 US                                Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Springfield's wells are distributed throughout the      Worked with students to test water from over 160 private wells for a
city and surrounding residential, agricultural,         variety of parameters, including biological contaminants and heavy
commercial, and industrial land use areas. Some         metals. -- Began working on expansion of City SWP Ordinance to
are in or adjacent to areas where leaks and spills      include all exisitng businesses within sensitive areas surrounding
have caused groundwater contamination. Water            wells. -- Placed Groundwater Guardian brochures for distribution in
rights to nearby surface waters are limited, and        private business at request of owner. -- Participated in a local
some wells located near rivers have been declared       Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up, which collected over 6,320
to be surface water influenced. A new slow sand         pounds of hazardous materials from within the watershed. --
filter system has been constructed to treat surface     Worked with high school students to create a video of interviews
water and a portion of the groundwater from city        with agencies, utitlity companies, and water quality organizations in
wells. Springfield uses Groundwater Guardian to         order to present a wide perspective on water quality protection.
help publicize the city's reliance on groundwater
and the contamination risks faced, support
educational programs in schools, participate in
local organizations, and support ordinances that
help reduce the risk to drinking water supplies.




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Buhl Community Water PA                                                                      Designated Since        2001
Gloria Snow-Lambert                                     Phone: 724-748-5764
Buhl Community Water Company                            Fax: 724-748-9603
372 Old Ash Rd.                                         Email: buhlwater@zoominternet.net
Mercer, PA 16137-4219 US                                Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater is the sole source of drinking water        Continued local groundwater education and outreach. A new water
for the residents of the Villages of Number Five        tower was recently constructed and an open house planned to
Mine and London. Some of the groundwater-               distribute information on the importance of groundwater and safe
related concerns for this area include building         drinking water.
public awareness and education, transient public
(tourists) pollution prevention, and conservation.
The Villages use the Groundwater Guardian
program to educate residents and tourists about
the importance of groundwater protection through
a variety of public information activities.




Carbon County PA                                                                             Designated Since        2000
Rick Grant                                              Phone: 570-645-8597
Carbon County Groundwater Guardians                     Fax: 570-645-8499
99 Church Road                                          Email: ricgrant@ptd.net
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 US                                 Web Site: www.webdesignpros.net/groundwater/
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 59,506 people who live in Carbon County             Worked with students from Carbon County High Schools to conduct
receive 76% of their drinking water from local          well water for bacterial contamination. -- Continued to write a
groundwater supplies. Currently, bacterial              column entitled "The Watering Whole" for local newspapers. --
contamination of wells by septic tanks, suspected       Sponsored a booth at the Carbon County Fair to raise awareness of
dumping of hazardous material into abandoned            the need to protect local groundwater quality. -- Continued to update
coal mine shafts, the lack of a recycling program       and expand a website featuring local groundwater information and on-
for household hazardous waste, and the general          line resources. -- Continued to provide low-cost water testing to
indifference to groundwater-related issues are          homeowners through a partnership with Wilkes University, testing for
concerns of area residents. Carbon County uses          bacteria, heavy metals, VOCs, pesticides, and other contaminants. --
the Groundwater Guardian program to legitimize          Worked to educate homeowners about proper household hazardous
the group's efforts, facilitate networking, educate     waste disposal and institute a waste recycling program in the
homeowners about wells and septic systems, and          county. -- Continued to present "How well is your well?" to
raise the level of public perception of groundwater     community organizations. -- Held Community Groundwater
issues and how they relate to the county's drinking     Awareness Day. -- Began creating a multi-media presentation
water.                                                  explaining the purpose of the Carbon County Groundwater
                                                        Guardians and the steps citizens can take to conserve and protect
                                                        groundwater resources.




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Kutztown, Borough of, Berks County PA                                                          Designated Since         1995
Jaymes A. Vettraino                                      Phone: 610-683-6131
Kutztown Area Wellhead Protection Committee              Fax: 610-683-6729
45 Railroad Street                                       Email: jvettraino@kutztownboro.org
Kutztown, PA 19530-1112 US                               Web Site: www.kutztownboro.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Kutztown's watershed is underlain primarily by           Continued promotion, education, and distribution of a "How To"
limestone and dolomite where groundwater flow            workbook for small water systems describing wellhead protection. --
is influenced by structural fractures. The fractured     Continued working with the Kutztown Municipal Authority on water
rock aquifers are highly vulnerable to                   and sewer alternatives to serve additional areas currently served by
contamination and recent testing has indicated that      failing on-site wastewater treatment systems and water supply
Kutztown's wells are under the influence of              facilities. -- Began updated the Borough's wellhead protection
surface water. Eventually, a water treatment plant       ordinance, which will benefit three area communities.
will need to be constructed. Although there are
no signs of water quality problems, there is a
potential for problems to occur and additional
chlorination of the city's water supply is being
required. Kutztown uses Groundwater Guardian
to continually educate the public and increase
groundwater awareness.




Lebanon County PA                                                                              Designated Since         1996
Stephanie M. Harmon                                      Phone: 717-272-3908 x4
Lebanon County Groundwater Education Team                Fax: 717-272-5314
2120 Cornwall Road Suite 5                               Email: stephanie.harmon@pa.nacdnet.net
Lebanon, PA 17042 US                                     Web Site: www.lccd.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 120,000 people who live in Lebanon County            Continued to facilitate the installation of best management practices
receive 55% of their drinking water from area            on dairy and livestock farms in county watersheds. -- Working with
groundwater supplies. Community and private              state agencies to complete the Lebanon County Comprehensive Plan
wells located in the limestone agricultural area of      which will address all aspects of community planning. -- Served as a
the county currently have problems with high             liaison to various local watershed protection organizations,
levels of nitrates. In addition, many private wells      coordinating efforts for watershed education and outreach. --
in the county have problems with bacterial               Implemented public education and outreach efforts, combined with
contamination. Lebanon County uses the                   storm drain marking, as best practices to comply with state storm
Groundwater Guardian program to educate                  sewer system requirements.
farmers, landowners, watershed groups,
municipalities, water suppliers, and the public
about nonpoint source pollution and groundwater
protection. The team works to provide
information and resources demonstrating best
practices and encouraging and assisting in the
implementation of groundwater protection
programs.




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Mars and Adams Townships PA                                                                    Designated Since         1997
William Wesley                                            Phone: 724-625-1581
Mars Area Water Protection Program                        Fax: 724-625-4477
520 Route 228                                             Email: wwesley@marsk12.org
Mars, PA 16046 US                                         Web Site:
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
While predominantly a rural community, home to            Continued the Mars Area Water Protection Program. Currently
over 3,000 residents, the Mars area features many         training local high school students to use GPS in order to map area
small industries, which are located within the            watershed. Also continued stream monitoring as part of program.
recharge area. It is anticipated that development
in both the residential and industrial sectors of the
community will continue. There is a history of
hazardous waste discharge into local creeks due to
fire and negligence. In addition, many of the
area's older homes have outdated septic tanks that
are potential sources of contamination in the
watershed and recharge area. To add to this
concern, there has been no consistent means for
educating the community about the potential
hazards to their drinking water supplies. Mars
uses Groundwater Guardian to share ideas with
and learn from other communities in the
Groundwater Guardian network.




Shrewsbury Borough PA                                                                          Designated Since         2001
Brian Sweitzer                                            Phone: 717-235-1427
                                                          Fax: 717-227-0250
35 W. Railroad Ave.                                       Email: bsweitzer@ShrewsburyBorough.org
Shrewsbury, PA 17361 US                                   Web Site: www.shrewsburyborough.org
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Two of Shrewsbury Borough's eight public wells            Set up a booth at the Shrewsbury Fireman's Carnival. A groundwater
are affected by nitrate problems. The public wells        simulator was used, demonstrating the importance of groundwater
tap into local groundwater sources and provide            protection and conservation. A float was also entered in the
4,200 water customers with all of their domestic          Fireman's Parade. -- Began work to install wellhead protection signs
water needs. The Borough is currently working on          along hte local interstate. -- Began working with a local landowner to
state permitting for two new wells to replace an          remove an oil tank located less than 500 feet from a municipal
old, outdated spring source. The wells will collect       well. -- Distributed water conservation pamphlets to water customers.
the same spring water, but in a more reliable
form. Shrewsbury Borough uses Groundwater
Guardian to raise awareness about these and other
potential contamination concerns and bring
credibility to the Borough's efforts.




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Telford Borough PA                                                                             Designated Since        1998
Mark D. Fournier                                          Phone: 215-723-5000
Telford Borough Authority                                 Fax: 215-723-5328
P.O. Box 209, 122 Penn Ave.                               Email: markdfournier@comcast.net
Telford, PA 18969-5000 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Telford receives all of its drinking water from local     Continued participation in a local speakers bureau, attending
groundwater supplies. Several of the Authority's          groundwater protection conferences and providing speakers when
five wells have experienced contamination from            requested. -- Updated and mapped local inventory of potential
volatile organic compounds, causing the Authority         contaminant sources. -- Finalized local wellhead protection
to take a proactive stand to prevent future               program, which involves utilizing GIS technology to manage data
problems. There are also concerns about the               associated with protection zones, developing a groundwater
potential impacts of a nearby quarry and the              monitoring network, and developing brochures about potential
geography of the area, which has caused                   sources of contamination.
groundwater quantity problems in the past.
Telford uses the Groundwater Guardian program
to strengthen the commitment of local government
to groundwater protection through inter-municipal
cooperation, to raise a heightened awareness of
groundwater concerns in citizens, and to serve as
a model for other systems in southeast
Pennsylvania.




Washington County PA                                                                           Designated Since        1995
Joan R. Jessen                                            Phone: 724-941-9370
Washington County Watershed Alliance                      Fax:
159 Canterbury Lane                                       Email: jjessen@pulsenet.com
McMurray, PA 15317 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides 45% of the drinking water            Held the Tenth Annual Washington County Children's Groundwater
to the area's 204,000 residents. When it organized        Festival. Approximately 1,050 students from local 6th grade classes
in 1991 the Washington County Watershed                   participated. Prior to the festival, volunteers presented basic
Alliance identified various threats to groundwater,       groundwater information to each class attending.
including abandoned wells, hazardous chemical
wastes, abandoned mine drainage, malfunctioning
septic systems, underground storage tanks and
excess sediment deposits to streams. While these
threats have not worsened, the Alliance believes
they still exist and more can be done to counteract
them. Studies are currently underway in several
watersheds to provide updated information.
Washington County uses Groundwater Guardian
in public education projects and fund-raising.




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North Kingstown RI                                                                            Designated Since          1995
G. Timothy Cranston                                     Phone: 401-294-3331 ext. 233
North Kingstown Water Department                        Fax: 401-885-7373
80 Boston Neck Road                                     Email: gcranston@northkingstown.org
North Kingstown, RI 02852 US                            Web Site: www.northkingstown.org
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 26,296 people who live in North Kingstown           Continued wastewater management and groundwater protection
rely on groundwater for all of their drinking water     education. Held an Environmental Fair as part of this effort to provide
needs. Currently the community is concerned             citizens with information about the benefits of proper wastewater
about the potential for bacterial contamination, as     management practices and groundwater protection strategies.
North Kingstown does not disinfected its water          Environmental Fair is attended by 1200-1500 people each year.
supply and relies on septic systems for wastewater
disposal. The community is intent upon
maintaining water quality to avoid chlorination,
and is actively working to protect recharge areas
through open space protection and education.
North Kingstown uses Groundwater Guardian as a
component of various education programs.




Rural Aiken County SC                                                                         Designated Since          1999
Charles A. Hilton                                       Phone: 803-663-9701
Breezy Hill Water & Sewer Co., Inc.                     Fax: 803-663-1810
P.O. Box 66, 64 Donald Pearson Drive                    Email: cahilton1@mindspring.com
Graniteville, SC 29829 US                               Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 12,500 residents who live in the area use           Continued public education efforts through the distribution of
groundwater for 53% of their domestic needs.            conservation and protection booklets to water customers and
Rapid development and industrial and residential        community members. -- Promoted xeriscaping as a means of water
growth has continued to tax a very limited              conservation. A lending library was assembled with xeriscaping
aquifer. Drought continues to further magnify           literature. -- Continued to provide children's educational material in
water supply problems. Aiken County uses the            local elementary schools. -- Included the Groundwater Guardian
Groundwater Guardian program to capitalize on           logo on the Breezy Hill Water and Sewer Company's Annual
the increased statewide interest in water resources     Consumer Confidence Report, as well as the company's building,
and educate the community about groundwater             stationery, advertising efforts, and vehicles.
resources needing both protection and
conservation.




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Memphis and Shelby County TN                                                                    Designated Since         1995
Greg Parker                                              Phone: 901-544-7741
Water Quality Branch, Pollution Control Section          Fax: 901-544-7310
814 Jefferson Avenue                                     Email: gregparker001@excite.com; gparker@co.shelby.tn
Memphis, TN 38105 US                                     Web Site: www.co.shelby.tn.us
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Shelby County's 1.1 million residents draw 100%          Sampled and tested approximately 437 quasi-public wells located
of their drinking water from the largest public          within Shelby County and 19 newly-installed residential wells for
artesian water supply in the U.S. Protecting the         various contaminants. -- Continued the Well Survey Program. Over
purity and quality of this groundwater supply is         120 wells were surveyed and 20 abandoned wells closed. --
imperative. In 1987, for the first time, one of the      Performed 57 site inspections of water wells to verify all construction
water wells used to supply public water showed           standards were met. -- Reviewed all applications for proposed
traces of chemical contamination. At                     installation of remediation systems at sites throughout Shelby
approximately the same time, wells in a smaller          County. -- Inspected 179 sites before new development was allowed
municipality were contaminated with TCE which            in the aquifer recharge area. -- Utilized GIS to map areas with greatest
had spilled at a nearby manufacturing facility           concern in relation to the Memphis Sand Aquifer. -- Sealed 61
several years earlier. The contamination of these        abandoned water wells within Shelby County. -- Sponsored
wells revealed that the depth of the aquifer and its     Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days. Approximately 150
confining strata would not act as a barrier to the       tons of household hazardous wastes were collected. -- Peformed age-
downward migration of the variety of chemicals           dating of local groundwater. Initial sampling and testing indicate no
generated by an urban society. Memphis and               modern water is entering the Memphis sand aquifer. -- Filled 417
Shelby County use Groundwater Guardian to                unused monitoring wells. -- Performed 305 inspections to properly
develop a comprehensive aquifer protection and           site septic systems in the county. --Developed slide presentation for
conservation education program.                          use by Ground Water Quality Control Board members. --Created
                                                         database of all monitoirng well information and remediation sample
                                                         analysis for mandated sites.




Horizon Milling LLC/ Eagle Mountain-Saginaw I.S.D. TX                                           Designated Since         1998
William L. Preston, Jr.                                  Phone: 817-847-3444
Horizon Milling LLC                                      Fax: 817-847-3499
401 E Industrial Blvd., P.O. Box 79370                   Email: bill preston@cargill.com
Saginaw, TX 76179 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Current groundwater-related concerns for                 Continued the tenth year of the Cargill Water Matters program in the
Saginaw's population of 12,000 include non-point         Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District. Over 8,453
source pollution as well as ever-shrinking water         students, teachers, parents and Horizon employees have been
supplies in Texas. Saginaw uses the Groundwater          involved since the program began. The program involves classroom
Guardian program to teach about water pollution          visits, water testing, and field trips to Camp Carter.
prevention in local schools.




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North Plains Groundwater Conservation District TX                                              Designated Since         2005
Rhonda Artho                                             Phone: 806-935-6401
North Plains Groundwater Conservation District           Fax: 806-935-6633
P.O. Box 795                                             Email: artho@npwd.org
Dumas, TX 79029 US                                       Web Site: www.npwd.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater depletion is the major concern for           Held the "Water Wonders" Water Festival for sixth graders from
the eight counties within the North Plains               seventeen area school districts. -- Provided the water-themed book
Groundwater Conservation District. This region is        "Spring Waters, Gathering Places," to each of the fourteen public
home to over 71,000 people who utilize                   libraries within the district; also conducted "story time" readings of
groundwater for 98% of their drinking water. Lack        the book. -- Distributed "The Rainstick, a Fable" and "Spring Water,
of recharge in this part of the Ogallala Aquifer         Gathering Places" water conservation books and "Hydroexplorer"
indicates groundwater mining, and teaching water         software to area schools. Supplemented book by teaching the Project
conservation and raising public awareness is a           WET rainstick activity at an elementary teacher workshop. --
major goal of this distrct. As a Groundwater             Distributed water awareness materials at an annual Girl Scout Day.
Guardian Community, the District will offer              Twenty-four girl scouts went on to earn water badges. -- Provided
education to the public through outreach                 day-long water wise gardening and xeriscaping training. Distributed
programs, public libraries, and school curricula.        xeriscaping and drip irrigation materials; attendees tracked
                                                         landscaping changes. -- Distributed the award-winning "Major
                                                         Rivers" curriculum to area 4th grade teachers. -- Held teacher
                                                         workshops featuring "Project WET" and "Major Rivers" curriculum. --
                                                         Sponsored a water conservation artwork contest for 4th-6th graders in
                                                         eight counties.




Ramey Water-Sand Springs Community TX                                                          Designated Since         1998
Ron Davis                                                Phone: 903-569-6502
Ramey Water Advisory Committee                           Fax: 903-569-1114
P.O. Box 58                                              Email: ronrosa66@yahoo.com
Mineola, TX 75773 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Seven public wells provide groundwater for 100%          Conducted tours of the local water system for 85 local second grade
of the 3,500 area residents' drinking water needs.       students. A groundwater flow model was used to show how
Abandoned shallow wells, abandoned oil wells,            pollution affects groundwater supplies.
rapid growth in the area, and a salt water injection
well currently threaten groundwater supplies.
Ramey Water-Sand Springs uses Groundwater
Guardian to monitor any activities that may cause
pollution in the wellfield and educate children and
adults about the value of groundwater.




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Swaner Nature Preserve UT                                                                      Designated Since         1996
Greg Larson                                              Phone: 435-649-1767
Swaner Park Foundation                                   Fax: 435-940-0767
6598 N Glenwild Drive                                    Email: greg@swanernaturepreserve.org
Park City, UT 84098 US                                   Web Site: www.swanernaturepreserve.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Swaner Park Foundation is protecting a               Continued work on a wetland restoration project of over 500 acres to
groundwater discharge area that has development          remove and fill cross irrigation ditches, restore natural flows to the
coming up to the boundaries of the Preserve. This        area, and plant native vegetation. -- Hosted fourth, fifth, and sixth
area is developing so quickly that it is not known       grade students from the area to learn about local groundwater
whether there will be enough water for all services      resources and make edible aquifers.
needed. The goal of the Foundation is to protect
and preserve this area. Groundwater Guardian
gives the Foundation support through the use of its
name, ideas for education, and access to other
communities with common concerns throughout
the country.




Renton WA                                                                                      Designated Since         1996
Helen Weagraff                                           Phone: 425-430-7287
Renton Groundwater Guardian Committee                    Fax: 425-430-7241
1055 S. Grady Way, Water Utility 5th Floor               Email: hweagraff@ci.renton.wa.us
Renton, WA 98055 US                                      Web Site: www.ci.renton.wa.us
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Renton is home to 54,900 people that receive all         Continued working with local 3rd grade classes, teaching students
of their drinking water from local groundwater           about the water cycle, porosity and groundwater, wells, groundwater
supplies. The protection of a shallow aquifer            pollution, and conservation. -- Set up a booth at the Renton River
located beneath downtown businesses from                 Days Festival and Kid's Day to distribute educational materials and
various forms of contamination is a top priority for     explain how the aquifer works through games and activities. --
the residents of the area. Renton uses the               Produced educational articles for publication in the local weekly
Groundwater Guardian program to raise                    newspaper in celebration of National Drinking Water Week. --
awareness about local drinking water and                 Hosted a Natural Yard Care workshop.
groundwater issues.




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Sequim-Dungeness WA                                                                         Designated Since       2002
Ann Soule                                              Phone: 360-417-2424
Clean Water District Work Group                        Fax: 360-417-2583
223 E 4th Street, Suite 14                             Email: asoule@co.clallam.wa.us
Port Angeles, WA 98362 US                              Web Site: www.ci.sequim.wa.us
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The Sequim-Dungeness area of Washington is             Sponsored classes dealing with the operation and maintenance of on-
home to approximately 20,000 residents who             site septic systems. Over 200 people attended the classes. --
receive 97% of their drinking water from               Developed a Watershed Protection Plan for the Elwha-Dungenness
groundwater supplies. Current groundwater              watershed. The plan contains recommendations regarding
problems facing the area include nonpoint source       groundwater conservation, hydrogeologic research, best practices,
contamination of aquifers supplying the area's         and ground and surface water quality protection. -- Began limited
drinking water, the impact of groundwater              monitoring of eight private wells for contaminants found in
development on streamflow, and the potential for       stormwater runoff. Wells being tested have been identified to be
saltwater intrusion. The Sequim-Dungeness team         appropriate in location and depth and have been volunteered for
uses Groundwater Guardian to boost the                 testing by the well owners.
discussion of groundwater resources and related
concerns among residents, educate citizens about
Best Management Practices to protect groundwater
quality, gain media attention to bring the
discussion to the forefront with policy makers and
the public, and demonstrate commitment to
groundwater protection.




Calumet WI                                                                                  Designated Since       2003
Katie Hemauer                                          Phone: 920-849-1444
Calumet County Land and Water Conservation Dept.       Fax: 920-849-1481
Calumet County LWCD, 206 Court Street                  Email: hemauer.katie@co.calumet.wi.us
Chilton, WI 53014-1198 US                              Web Site: www.co.calumet.wi.us/lw home.htm
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Calumet County has many areas of shallow soils         Began construction of a community rain garden to teach groundwater-
over fractured bedrock and Karst topography in         friendly gardening practices and alternative stormwater treatment. A
some areas. The County's 40,631 residents draw         workshop and several presentations were given to local groups about
98% of their drinking water from the local             the rain gardent concept. -- Assisted with the local "Clean Sweep"
aquifer. Historically, private wells have tested       household hazardous waste collection. Over 150 households
positive for coliform bacteria and nitrate levels      disposed of household waste. -- Set up a booth at two local
above 10 ppm. The county is especially sensitive       agricultural events, Sundae on a Dairy Farm and the Sustainable
to groundwater contamination from shallow soils        Agriculture Fair. The booth advertised the team's efforts and
overlying fractured dolomite bedrock and               demonstration rain garden.
moderately developed Karst topography. The
magnitude of current water quality problems
indicate that multiple sources and land use
activities are affecting groundwater supplies.
Calumet uses Groundwater Guardian to increase
awareness of groundwater problems, educate the
public about land use and conservatin practices,
expand existing educational efforts to reach new
audiences, and build trust and relationships with
community members and other citizen action
groups.




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Dunn County WI                                                                                Designated Since         2002
Neil Koch                                                Phone: 715-235-4250
                                                         Fax:
N 7238 520th Street                                      Email: hiltop@wwt.net
Menomonie, WI 54751 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Although there is an abundant supply of                  Completed mapping recharge areas to the local aquifer. Map is being
groundwater in Dunn County, providing the                used in planning by the County and 22 townships within the
38,000 residents with 100% of their drinking             County. --Wrote and published articles about groundwater/surface
water, there is almost a total lack of understanding     water science in the local newspaper. -- Began gathering data related
about groundwater, increasing the risk of                to the local aquifer. Water level measurements are currently taken
contamination. Dunn County uses Groundwater              from two monitoring wells each month.
Guardian to educate the public through the media,
schools, and by providing materials to the public.




Eau Claire County WI                                                                          Designated Since         1996
Jean Schomisch                                           Phone: 715-839-4788
Groundwater Advisory Committee                           Fax: 715-839-6277
227 First Street West                                    Email: jean.schomisch@co.eau-claire.wi.us
Altoona, WI 54720 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides 100% of the drinking water          Participated and hosted the 2005 Wisconsin Groundwater Festival,
for the County's 92,100 residents. Eau Claire            attended by over 700 students, teachers, and volunteers. --
County is currently trying to prevent                    Continued to test groundwater samples at a stormwater infiltration
contamination of the municipal wells by enacting         basin to determine the impact of infiltrated stormwater and urban
a wellhead protection ordinance, working to              pollution on groundwater quality. -- Collected 45 water samples from
reduce contamination threats to susceptible private      a rural subdivison to test private well water for a variety of
wells, and working during the planning phases of         contaminants.
new developments to avoid any water problems.
Eau Claire County uses the Groundwater Guardian
program to continue educational efforts, promote
water testing, and lay the framework for regulatory
measures that will protect drinking water supplies.




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Kewaunee County WI                                                                           Designated Since         2005
Davina Bonness                                         Phone: 920-845-1360
Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Dept.        Fax: 920-845-1364
127 Commerce Drive                                     Email: bonnessd@kewauneeco.org
Luxemburg, WI 54217 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Over 75% of the land is Kewaunee County is             Assisted with the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation
dedicated to agriculture, making the preservation      Department's well testing program. Team member worked with
of a clean, safe water supply for the public a top     private well owners on proper tap water sampling and the importance
priority for the team. Recent private well testing     of regular private well testing; 67 families had their water tested. --
indicates more than 50% of wells tested positive       Presented at the Third Annual Wisconsin Children's Groundwater
for bacterial contamination or elevated nitrate        Festival. -- Set up a display at the Kewaunee County fair and
levels. Kewaunee County uses Groundwater               distributed information about the team and groundwater.
Guardian to educate the public about potential
private well contaminants through well testing
programs, school programs, and local event
booths.




Marathon County WI                                                                           Designated Since         2000
David Erickson                                 Phone: 715-261-6536
Marathon County Groundwater Guardian Committee Fax: 715-261-4134
407 Grant St.                                  Email: daerickson@mail.ci.wausau.wi.us
Wausau, WI 54403 US                            Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater supplies 99% of the drinking water         Continued to add materials about water resources to the Marathon
to the 125,000 people who live in Marathon             County Public Library Resource Collection, including books, videos,
County. Most of the county's residents derive          teaching guides, models, and test kits. -- Set up booth at Cedar Creek
their drinking water from shallow aquifers which       Lawn & Garden Show and distributed drinking water information.
are vulnerable to pollution. In some areas of
Marathon County, the quantity of groundwater is
an increasing problem. Marathon County uses
the Groundwater Guardian program to educate
the public and build awareness about groundwater
issues.




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Marshfield Area WI                                                                            Designated Since         1997
Cathy Lotzer                                             Phone: 715-387-1195 x314
Groundwater Guardians for the Marshfield Area            Fax: 715-389-2016
2000 S Roddis Ave., P.O. Box 670                         Email: cml@tznet.com
Marshfield, WI 54449 US                                  Web Site: www.mewd.com/grguard.htm
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 20,000 residents of the Marshfield area              Continued to maintain and update the website for the Marshfield
receive all their drinking water from local              Area Groundwater Guardians. -- Presented at the Junction City and
groundwater supplies. Marshfield's municipal             Immanuel Lutheran Elementary Schools water festivals. -- Began
wells are shallow (50-90 feet deep) and exist in         work on an educational campaign on proper pharmaceutical
narrow, confined bedrock channels. Domestic              disposal. Meetings have been held with pharmacy representatives,
and farm wells are low yielding wells drilled into       county officials, and local police enforement. The team hopes to set
fractured rock. Top soil consists of 8 to 10 feet of     up a pharmaceutical drop off with the county Clean Sweep program
tight clay soils, which limits recharge. A               in spring 2006, as well as establishing a permanent drop off location
manufactured gas plant site has been discovered          at the local police department and educating area residents on proper
to have large amounts of coal tar appearing near         disposal. -- Produced a radio ad promoting and explaining the efforts
the recharge area of a municipal well. Marshfield        of the Marshfield Groundwater Guardian program to generate interest
uses Groundwater Guardian to promote education           in the group's efforts and recruit new team members.
of groundwater protection.




Milladore Area WI                                                                             Designated Since         2003
Arnold J. Mancl                                          Phone: 715-457-2153
Village of Milladore, Towns of Eau Plaine & Millad       Fax: 715-457-6979
723 Bradley Street                                       Email: bam@tznet.com
Milladore, WI 54454 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Village of Milladore, and the Towns of Eau           Helping the Village of Milladore Develop a Wellhead Protection Plan.
Plaine and Milladore make up the Milladore Area.
This area relies solely on groundwater for all
drinking water needs. Testing has indicated the
presence of bacteria in drinking water, and the
Milladore Area Groundwater Guardian team uses
the program to educate the public and youth about
keeping groundwater a priority in their everyday
lives.




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Waupaca County WI                                                                            Designated Since         2005
Bruce Bushweiler                                        Phone: 715-258-6245
Waupaca Land & Water Conservation Dept.                 Fax: 715-258-6239
811 Harding Street                                      Email: bbushw@co.waupaca.wi.us
Waupaca, WI 54981 US                                    Web Site: www.co.waupaca.wi.us
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Waupaca County is located in 760 square miles of        Set up a display about rain gardens at the county fair. Several
east central Wisconsin. The County relies               hundred people visited the booth, and the team is hoping that 20 rain
completely on groundwater to supply drinking            gardens wil be installed as a result in 2006.
water to its 53,000 residents. Nitrates and
pesticides currently threaten the groundwater
supply, and concerns exist over adequate
groundwater recharge. Waupaca County uses
Groundwater Guardian to provide educational
opportunities to County residents.




Laramie, City of WY                                                                          Designated Since         2000
Bruce Jones                                             Phone: 307-721-5281
EAC/Water Outreach                                      Fax: 307-742-7174
P.O. Box C (1167 N 4th)                                 Email: bjones@ci.laramie.wy.us
Laramie, WY 82073 US                                    Web Site: www.ci.laramie.wy.us/index.html
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The City of Laramie's 32,000 residents face several     Began a groundwater monitoring program. The program will collect
issues related to groundwater and drinking water        baseline water quality and quantity data to help track any changes,
supplies. The aquifer's recharge area is threatened     identify areas of pollution, guide management of the aquifer, and
by unregulated septic systems and heavy-use travel      evaluate current management practices.
areas. In addition, the proximity of recharge areas
to points of withdrawal pose a problem for water
supply. There is a lack of awareness regarding
water conservation and groundwater protection
throughout the area, and Laramie uses
Groundwater Guardian as a source of community
pride and recognition to raise awareness.




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Natrona County (Casper Metropolitan Area) WY                                                Designated Since         1998
Floyd Field                                           Phone: 307-265-6063
Central Wyoming Groundwater Guardian Team             Fax: 307-265-6058
1500 SW Wyoming Blvd.                                 Email: fjafield@juno.com
Casper, WY 82604 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                    Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater supplies 80% of the drinking water        Began developing a quarterly newsletter to relay educational and
for the area's 55,000 residents. Current concerns     team activity information and to encourage groundwater-friendly
for Natrona County include old refinery sites,        practices by residents of the area. -- Began reviewing and updating
landfill sites, and underground storage tanks.        the current wellhead protection plan.
Water quantity also remains a concern as the
aquifer continues to be drawn down as the current
drought continues. Natrona County uses the
Groundwater Guardian program to stress making
water conservation a way of life and to provide
public information and education on groundwater
protection and related issues.




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                 Groundwater Guardian Affiliate
                       Table of Contents
AL   Alabama Department of               MN   LLMP Public Health Services
     Agriculture and Industries          MN   Metro Area Groundwater Alliance
AL   Alabama Department of                    (MAGWA)
     Environmental Management            NC   Mecklenburg County
AR   Cargill Pork                        NE   Central Nebraska Regional Water
CA   Alameda County Water District            Conservation Task Force
CA   Mission Springs Water District      NE   Little Blue Natural Resources
CA   Santa Clara Valley Water District        District
CA   Water Education Foundation          NE   U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
IA   U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) -          Water Resources Division
     Iowa District                       NY   Starflower Experiences
ID   Panhandle Health District           OH   Miami Conservancy District
IL   Central Regional Groundwater        ONT Regional Municipality of
     Protection Planning Committee            Waterloo, Water Services
IL   Illinois Groundwater Affiliate      OR   Lane County Water Quality
     Team                                     Affiliate
IL   Northeastern Regional               PA   PA Rural Water Association
     Groundwater Protection Planning          Source Water Protection Program
     Committee                           PA   Pennsylvania Water Resources
IL   Northern Regional Groundwater            Education Network
     Protection Planning Committee       WI   Center for Watershed Science
IL   Southern Regional Groundwater            and Education
     Protection Planning Committee       WI   Kewaunee County Land & Water
IL   U.S. EPA- Region 5 Source Water          Conservation Department
     Protection Workgroup                WI   Rock River Coalition
IL   U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
     Water Resources Division
IL   Winnebago County Health
     Department
MI   Michigan Groundwater Guardian
     Affiliate
MI   U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
     Water Resources Division
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries AL                                        Designated Since      1998
Tony L. Cofer                                   Phone: 334-240-7237            Fax: 334-240-7168
P.O. Box 3336, Richard Beard Bldg, 1445 Federal Email: tony.cofer@agi.alabama.gov
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336 US                    Web Site: www.agi.state.al.us
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To manage the use of pesticides in order to     Worked to recruit new communities into the Groundwater
prevent adverse effects on human health and the          Guardian program through contacts, visits, and presentations. --
environment and to protect the environmental integrity   Assisted with the state's Groundwater Festivals program by
of the state's groundwater resources. Service Area:      providing funding and support to the 25 counties in Alabama with
The State of Alabama.                                    active festival programs. -- Continued to work to implement the
                                                         School Integrated Pest Management Program into Alabama's
                                                         school systems. Integrated pest management has been introduced
                                                         into five school systems and is ready for implementation in five
                                                         more systems this year.




Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management (ADEM) AL                                        Designated Since      1997
Enid Probst                                              Phone: 334-271-7953             Fax: 334-270-5631
1400 Coliseum Blvd.. P.O. Box 301463                     Email: eprobst@adem.state.al.us
Montgomery, AL 36109 US                                  Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To provide technical, financial and program     Worked to recruit new Groundwater Guardian Communities.
support to communities and utilities throughout the      Four new communities involved in the the statewide water festival
state regarding groundwater protection and               program have entered the Groundwater Guardian program. --
assessment. Service Area: The State of Alabama.          Assisted in developing four new area Groundwater Festivals.
                                                         Alabama now has 25 counties that host or are planning to host
                                                         festivals for local 4th graders. -- Continued to partner with the
                                                         Alabama Rural Water Association to provide technical assistance
                                                         to communities developing a wellhead protection program,
                                                         installing new wells, conducting potential contaminant source
                                                         inventories, and developing protection programs at the local
                                                         level. -- Held the Annual Groundwater Conference. A
                                                         Groundwater Guardian Designation Ceremony was held in
                                                         conjunction with the conference to recognize the
                                                         accomplishments of Alabama Groundwater Guardians.




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Cargill Pork AR                                                                               Designated Since         1999
Alicia Malone                                               Phone: 479-968-4560 x242       Fax: 479-968-5902
P.O. Box 699                                                Email: alicia_malone@cargill.com
Russellville, AR 72811 US                                   Web Site: www.cargillpork.com
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To work to establish Groundwater Guardian          Continued to provide technical information, funding, activity
Communities in locations where Cargill Pork does            ideas, and support needed for existing Cargill communities. Nine
business in order to educate, protect, and preserve the     Cargill Pork operating locations in six states currently participate
ground and surface waters of those communities.             in the Groundwater Guardian program.
Service Area: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky,
Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Carolina.




Alameda County Water District CA                                                              Designated Since         1998
Michelle A. Myers                                           Phone: 510-668-4454          Fax: 510-651-1760
43885 S. Grimmer Blvd., P.O. Box 5110                       Email: michelle.meyers@acwd.com
Fremont, CA 94538 US                                        Web Site: www.acwd.org
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To manage and protect the Niles Cone               Continued outreach efforts to area schools. Over 1,700 students
Groundwater Basin and ensure a reliable supply of           participated in programs that stress the importance of groundwater
high quality water that satisfies present and future uses   during the 2004-2005 school year. Another 240 classes received
of the service area at a reasonable cost. Service Area:     materials about groundwater. Pamphlets and brochures explaining
The cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City.              the importance and benefits of groundwater protection, pollution
                                                            prevention, and water conservation methods were distributed at
                                                            public events as well as in water bill inserts. -- Updated two
                                                            components of the district's groundwater management plan,
                                                            including groundwater monitoring and reporting on groundwater
                                                            conditions. -- Completed a draft Revised Well Ordinance for
                                                            district cities which contains additional requirements for
                                                            exploratory holes, deep excavations, and well pumps.




                                   Section Two Page 2 2005 Groundwater Guardian Affiliate Profiles
Mission Springs Water District CA                                                          Designated Since          1997
Mac Villines                                             Phone: 760-329-6448                  Fax: 760-329-2482
66575 Second Street                                      Email: board@mswd.org
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3711 US                     Web Site: www.mswd.org
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To provide, protect, and preserve our most      Provided support to the Desert Hot Springs Groundwater Guardian
valuable resource - water. Service Area: The district    team in the form of office storage, operating space, and technical
operates three separate water distribution systems and   support. -- Provided funding to support the activities of the Desert
two separate wastewater collection and treatment         Hot Springs Groundwater Guardian team during 2005.
systems, serving Desert Hot Springs, 10 smaller
communities in Riverside County, and a portion of
Palm Springs. The service area includes 135 square
miles and over 25,000 people.




Santa Clara Valley Water District CA                                                       Designated Since          2000
Tracy Hemmeter                                           Phone: 408-265-2600           Fax: 408-979-5615
5750 Almaden Expressway                                  Email: themmeter@valleywater.org
San Jose, CA 95118-3686 US                               Web Site: www.valleywater.org
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To aggressively protect the groundwater         Conducted 20 efficiency evaluations of agricultural irrigation
basin from contamination and the threat of               systems. -- Performed well water quality tests, nitrate soil tests, and
contamination, and ensure groundwater supplies are       provided basin soil fertility information to 45 area growers as part
sustained. Service Area: Santa Clara County, a 1,300     of the Infield Nutrient Assessment Assistance Program. --
square mile area and a population of over 1.6 million    Continued an educational outreach program, making classroom
people.                                                  presentations, giving tours, and training teachers. Over 33,000
                                                         students and 2,600 educators were involved during the 2004-2005
                                                         year. -- Assisted the Perchlorate Community Advisory Group in
                                                         Llagas Valley in their work as a Groundwater Guardian
                                                         Community. The district provided administrative support,
                                                         prepared and mailed meeting announcements, and provided
                                                         technical information at meetings.




                                 Section Two Page 3 2005 Groundwater Guardian Affiliate Profiles
Water Education Foundation CA                                                               Designated Since       1997
Rita Schmidt Sudman                                        Phone: 916-444-6240         Fax: 916-448-7699
717 K Street, Suite 317                                    Email: rsudman@watereducation.org
Sacramento, CA 95814 US                                    Web Site: www.watereducation.org
Affiliate Profile:                                         Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To create a better understanding of               Established the Carl Hauge Groundwater Education Award to
groundwater issues and help resolve groundwater            encourage people and organizations to educate the public,
problems through educational programs. Service             stakeholders, businesses, and government agencies about the
Area: The western United States.                           protection and sustainment of groundwater resources. -- Discussed
                                                           the Groundwater Guardian program at the University of
                                                           California's Biennial Conference. -- Integrated groundwater
                                                           education into three state tours for policy makers.




U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - Iowa District IA                                            Designated Since       1999
Kaylene Carney                                             Phone: 319-358-3612                 Fax: 319-358-3606
P.O. Box 1230, 400 Clinton St. Rm 269                      Email: kfcarney@usgs.gov
Iowa City, IA 52244 US                                     Web Site: ia.water.usgs.gov
Affiliate Profile:                                         Result Oriented Services:
Mission: USGS has the principal responsibility within      Assisted, supported, and participated in the 2005 Iowa Children's
the federal government to provide hydrologic               Water Festival, attended by 2000 Iowa 5th graders. USGS
information and understanding needed by others to          representatives chaired the Program and Educational Content
achieve the best use and management of the nation's        Committees.
groundwater. To accomplish this mission, USGS, in
cooperation with state, local and other federal
agencies, systematically collects and analyzes
groundwater data; conducts water resource appraisals
describing the occurrence, availability, and physical,
chemical, and biological characteristics of
groundwater; conducts basic and problem-oriented
hydrologic and related research that aids in alleviating
groundwater problems; and provides an understanding
of groundwater systems sufficient to predict their
response to natural or human-caused stress. Service
Area: The State of Iowa.




                                  Section Two Page 4 2005 Groundwater Guardian Affiliate Profiles
Panhandle Health District ID                                                               Designated Since       2000
Rick Barlow                                              Phone: 208-415-5215            Fax: 208-415-5201
2195 Ironwood Ct.                                        Email: rbarlow@phd1.state.id.us
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 US                               Web Site: www.state.id.us/phd1/env_aquifer.html
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To maintain or improve the existing quality     Continued public outreach through two group presentations. --
of the Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, particularly as that    Continued a stormwater treatment research project adjacent to the
maintenance relates to the prevention of threats to      local high school. Two stormwater treatment systems were
human health and the environment. Service Area:          installed for comparison. Four stormwater events have been
Two-hundred-two square miles over the Rathdrum           sampled. Over 60 students have been involved in the project.
Prairie Aquifer in Idaho. This EPA-designated sole       Funding has also been received to construct alternative stormwater
source aquifer serves drinking water to 400,000          treatment and disposal at the Health District's new building, which
people (100,000 in Idaho). Governmental jurisdiction     will be promoted as a demonstration project for the community. --
includes six towns, Kootenai County, and the             Continued quarterly sampling of 27 wells in the Rathdrum Prairie
Panhandle Health District. The Idaho Division of         Aquifer for an assortment of nutrients, ions, VOCs, arsenic, and
Environmental Quality is the primary agency of           hardness. -- Offered Groundwater Guardian to an existing group
jurisdiction for groundwater quality in the state.       of environmental and business leaders. The district continues to
                                                         seek an individual to lead the effort. -- Inspected over 140
                                                         businesses for proper storage and use of chemicals, which resulted
                                                         in nearly as many compliance actions to protect the aquifer.




Central Regional GW Protection Planning Committee IL                                       Designated Since       1997
Evelyn Neavear                                           Phone: 309-925-5511 ext. 250 Fax: 309-925-4100
21306 IL Rte. 9                                          Email: eneavear@idphnet.com
Tremont, IL 61568 US                                     Web Site: http://homepage.a5.com/~crgw/
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To develop and implement local programs         Continued to co-sponsor the Clean Water Celebration. Over
aimed at preventing groundwater contamination. The       3,000 students participated and learned about groundwater, river
organization attempts to do this by educating adults     preservation, and natural resource protection. -- Presented a
and children about risk factors and methods of           pesticide screening program, analyzing rural residents' water
pollution prevention. Service Area: Central Illinois,    samples for triazines and other common pesticides. -- Hosted the
including Mason, Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford          Tazewell County Health Department Environmental Education
Counties.                                                Day for county 5th graders. Students did hands-on activities and
                                                         learned about groundwater geology, the water cycle, recycling,
                                                         and pollution prevention.




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Illinois Groundwater Affiliate Team IL                                                      Designated Since        1997
Anthony Dulka, Illinois EPA, Groundwater Section Phone: 217-785-4787            Fax: 217-557-3182
1021 N. Grand Ave. East, P.O. Box 19276          Email: anthony.dulka@epa.state.il.us
Springfield, IL 62794-9276 US                    Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To promote local and regional groundwater          Set up groundwater/source water protection and education booths
protection programs with an emphasis on developing          at the 2005 Clean Water Celebration and Illinois Section of the
local "grassroots" programs aimed at preventing             American Water Works Association conference. -- Continued to
contamination before it occurs. These programs              provide each Regional Groundwater Planning Committee with
evolve based on input obtained from various                 technical assistance. Illinois EPA staff participated in regional
stakeholder groups to develop appropriate                   committee-sponsored "Groundwater Protection Field Days" in
groundwater protection management efforts, including        three regions.
both regulatory and non-regulatory measures to protect
groundwater resources. Much of this effort includes
the promotion of pollution prevention and best
management-based programs for groundwater/source
water protection. Service Area: The state of Illinois.
However, special emphasis is provided to "Priority
Groundwater Protection Planning Regions" and other
communities outside of these regions which have an
interest in protecting their local groundwater resources.




Northeastern Regional GW Protection Planning Comm. IL                                       Designated Since        1997
Ann Muniz                                                   Phone: 630-663-1275                Fax:
5617 Pershing Avenue                                        Email: muniz81387@aol.com
Downers Grove, IL 60516 US                                  Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To advocate groundwater protection                 Sponsored a Middle School Project/Field Day. The event provided
practices, procedures, and education throughout the         an opportunity for 15 educators to update their knowledge about
Northeastern Planning Region. The Northeastern              groundwater, receive educational materials, and build a
Illinois Groundwater Regional Protection Planning           groundwater flow model. -- Continued to promote and provide
Committee is organized as a protective and                  abandoned well sealing assistance. -- Continued to offer
collaborative effort of citizens, businesses, and local     technical assistance to communities through brochures, well
and state government officials to further groundwater       sealing information, and community events. -- Produced two
protection in this sensitive region. Service Area:          brochures; one describing the committee's functions and the other
DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, and Will counties.         explaining well decommissioning. -- Continued to promote and
                                                            maintain two groundwater lending libraries.




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Northern Regional GW Protection Planning Comm. IL                                          Designated Since       1997
Robyn Doescher, Chair                                    Phone: 815-549-1260         Fax: 815-455-0450
8678 Ridgefield Road                                     Email: rdoescher@baxterwoodman.com
Crystal Lake, IL 60012 US                                Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: Established in 1991, the Committee              Worked to develop working relationships with county boards, city
emphasizes information transfer, education, and          councils, and planning/zoning officials. Worked with McHenry
advocacy rather than regulation. Service Area:           County on their groundwater resources management plan and with
Winnebago County, Boone County, and McHenry              the Boone County Planning and Zoning Committee to help make
County.                                                  groundwater-friendly planning decisions. -- Sponsored community
                                                         education field days featuring community-specific groundwater
                                                         education programs. These include the Eleventh Annual Youth
                                                         Groundwater Festival at Rock Valley College, an on-site school
                                                         field day at Durand Elementary, and at the Boone County Fair. --
                                                         Abandoned five wells in the three-county region of Winnebago,
                                                         Boone, and McHenry Counties.




Southern Regional GW Protection Planning Comm. IL                                          Designated Since       1997
Greg James, Chairperson                                  Phone: 618-233-7769                  Fax: 618-236-0676
19 Public Sq., Suite 150, St. Clair Co. HD               Email: gregoryj@scchd.org
Belleville, IL 62220 US                                  Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To advocate groundwater protection              Hosted a groundwater field day to educate concerned citizens,
practices and procedures throughout the Southern         government officials, and others about groundwater quality
Illinois Planning Region. Service Area: Madison, St.     issues. -- Continued subcommittee work to determine methods of
Clair, Monroe, and Randolph Counties in                  recruiting new Groundwater Guardian communities. -- Continued
Southwestern Illinois.                                   to maintain and update a library of educational materials about
                                                         groundwater for loan to citizens, schools, and other interested
                                                         groups. The library consists of books, pamphlets, flow models,
                                                         videos, and a traveling display. -- Continued to provide cost-share
                                                         assistance for properly sealing abandoned wells. -- Co-sponsored a
                                                         water stewardship festival for area 5th grade students and teachers.




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U.S. EPA- Region 5 Source Water Prot. Workgroup IL                                            Designated Since         1997
Annette L. English                                          Phone: 312-886-2504            Fax: 312-886-0168
77 W. Jackson Blvd. (WG-15J)                                Email: english.annette@epa.gov
Chicago, IL 60604 US                                        Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To promote the development of state and            Continued to facilitate communication between the states in
tribal source water and wellhead protection programs.       Region 5 to foster networking and idea sharing on groundwater,
Service Area: EPA's Region 5 states of Illinois, Indiana,   wellhead protection, source water assessment, promoting source
Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.                   water protection efforts, and security issues. -- Continued to
                                                            provide technical assistance to local tribes, including assisting with
                                                            source water assessments, facilitating training, and providing
                                                            funding to complete source water assessment and protection
                                                            plans. -- Continued to promote the protection of community
                                                            drinking water supplies through maintaining a resource library,
                                                            providing technical assistance documents, and making
                                                            groundwater model presentations.




U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Div. IL                                         Designated Since         1998
Patrick C. Mills                                            Phone: 217-344-0037 x3027 Fax: 217-344-0082
221 N. Broadway Ave.                                        Email: pcmills@usgs.gov
Urbana, IL 61801 US                                         Web Site: www.il.water.usgs.gov/
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To provide relevant, unbiased water                Sent letters of introduction to all new and previously established
resources information and expertise needed by others        Groundwater Guardian communities in Illinois describing the
to achieve the best use and management of water             mission of the USGS, how the mission is accomplished in Illinois,
resources. As part of this mission, the Illinois District   and the range of outreach materials and services available from the
collects groundwater data, conducts interpretive            USGS. -- Served as judges for The Groundwater Foundation's
groundwater appraisals and research, and provides           "Awesome Aquifers" event at the state and national Science
educational outreach services to further public             Olympiad competitions.
knowledge of the concepts of groundwater hydrology
and water quality. Service Area: The citizens of
Illinois, the Midwest, and the United States, focusing
on water-resource issues in Illinois.




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Winnebago County Health Department IL                                                      Designated Since        2001
Ruth Roth                                                Phone: 815-720-4122                  Fax: 815-962-4203
401 Division Street                                      Email: rroth@wchd.org
Rockford, IL 61104 US                                    Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To prevent disease and promote health by        Coordinated and facilitated meetings and activities of the Loves
generating community efforts and interest in             Park Drinking Water Protection Program. Work began to map the
groundwater protection. Service Area: Winnebago          coordinates of wells sealed since 2000 using GPS technology. --
County, which includes the communities of Rockford,      Co-organized the 2005 Youth Groundwater Festival for 750 local
Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, South       4th and 5th graders. -- Took the lead in contacting all private well
Beloit, Cherry Valley, New Millford, Winnebago,          owners in an area of possible volatile organic compound (VOC)
Seward, Pecatonica, Durand, Shirland, and Harrison.      contamination. Seventy residences had their water tested for VOC
                                                         contamination. -- Maintained nine laboratory outreach sites
                                                         throughout the county to simplify the process of collecting and
                                                         analyzing annual samples of private water wells; 1665 water
                                                         samples were analyzed as a result.




Michigan Groundwater Guardian Affiliate MI                                                 Designated Since        1997
Ruth Kline-Robach                                        Phone: 517-355-0224                  Fax: 517-353-1812
MSU-IWR, 1405 S. Harrision, Ste. 115                     Email: kliner@msu.edu
East Lansing, MI 48823 US                                Web Site: www.iwr.msu.edu
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To provide education, outreach, and             Held a recognition ceremony for communities with state-approved
technical services which promote and facilitate          wellhead protection plans and encouraged their participation in
drinking water protection at the community level.        Groundwater Guardian. -- Provided support to the Michigan State
Service Area: State of Michigan, population              University Groundwater Guardian team by participating in
approximately ten million.                               quarterly team meetings to discuss the campus wellhead protection
                                                         program and working with the local team chairperson to meet
                                                         Groundwater Guardian form submittal deadlines. -- Provided
                                                         support to the Greater Lansing Area Groundwater Guardian team
                                                         by presenting at the Children's Water Festival, attending meetings
                                                         of the local wellhead protection committees, and offering other
                                                         support as needed.




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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Div. MI                                       Designated Since       1998
Carol Luukkonen                                           Phone: 517-887-8920                  Fax: 517-887-8937
6520 Mercantile Way, Suite 5                              Email: clluukko@usgs.gov
Lansing, MI 48911 US                                      Web Site: mi.water.usgs.gov
Affiliate Profile:                                        Result Oriented Services:
Mission: USGS has the principal responsibility within     Made real-time data available on the internet for three
the federal government to provide hydrologic              groundwater stations. Continuous and discrete data is available for
information and understanding needed by others to         other groundwater sites throughout the state. -- Worked to
achieve the best use and management of the nation's       compile groundwater data into a statewide groundwater inventory
groundwater. To accomplish this, the Water Resources      and map in cooperation with the Michigan Department of
Division, in cooperation with state, local and other      Environmental Quality and Michigan State University. -- Worked
federal agencies, systematically collects and analyzes    to update and refine Lansing's groundwater flow model to make it
groundwater data; conducts water-resource appraisals      a better tool to protect and manage groundwater resources. --
describing the occurrence, availability, and physical,    Continued work on a groundwater flow model for the Kalamazoo
chemical, and biological characteristics of               area. -- Presented at the Lansing Area Children's Groundwater
groundwater; conducts research that aids in alleviating   Festival.
groundwater problems; and provides an understanding
of groundwater systems sufficient to predict their
response to natural or human-caused stress. Service
Area: The State of Michigan and multi-state initiatives
sponsored by the USGS and other federal agencies.




LLMP Public Health Services MN                                                              Designated Since       1998
Denise Schumacher                                         Phone: 507-537-6713          Fax: 507-537-6719
607 West Main Street                                      Email: deniseschumacher@co.lyon.mn.us
Marshall, MN 56258 US                                     Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                        Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To promote the awareness and                     Distributed educational pamphlets and bookmarks about
understanding of groundwater quality-related concerns     groundwater protection and conservation with water test results. --
and to provide affordable water testing services to the   Participated in a local soil and water conservation district event
communities served. Service Area: A four county area      showcasing water conservation information. -- Worked with a
in southwestern Minnesota with a population of            local 4H day camp to present safe drinking water information.
approximately 50,000 people.




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Metro Area Groundwater Alliance (MAGWA) MN                                                   Designated Since        1997
Bart Biernat                                               Phone: 763-422-6985           Fax: 763-323-6150
360 Govt Center, 2100 Third Ave. N.                        Email: bart.biernat@co.anoka.mn.us
Anoka, MN 55303-2264 US                                    Web Site: www.co.carver.mn.us/Divisions/LandWaterServic
Affiliate Profile:                                         Result Oriented Services:
Mission: The Metropolitan Area Ground Water                Promoted the Groundwater Guardian program at civic events,
Alliance (MAGWA) is an association of water resource       township and city council meetings, watershed meetings, school
professionals in the seven-county Twin Cities              districts, and municipal wellhead protection planning meetings. --
Metropolitan Area. MAGWA's purpose is to identify          Assisted with the 2005 Metro Area Children's Water Festival for
priorities of regional groundwater protection, provide a   1,400 students, teachers, and volunteers. -- Continued to promote
regional forum for state and county issues, advocate       private well testing through the Well Water Wise program. The
regional groundwater protection, and inform policy         health departments in all the metro counties provide testing
makers on regional groundwater management issues.          services or information on private well water testing services.
Service Area: The seven-county Twin Cities
Metropolitan Area, consisting of 1.9 million acres and
a population of 2.6 million.




Mecklenburg County NC                                                                        Designated Since        1998
Lisa Corbitt                                               Phone: 704-336-5789          Fax: 704-336-4391
700 N. Tryon St., Suite 205                                Email: corbilb@co.mecklenburg.nc.us
Charlotte, NC 28202 US                                     Web Site: www.groundwater.charmeck.org
Affiliate Profile:                                         Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To ensure that residents of Mecklenburg           Facilitated a stakeholder group to develop a comprehensive
County are not drinking or at risk of drinking             approach to groundwater protection. Members of the group
contaminated groundwater and to preserve                   include private property owners, community well operators, real
groundwater quality through education. The                 estate professionals, homebuilders, consulting firms, well drillers,
Mecklenburg County Department of Environmental             and petroleum facility owners. The group reached a consensus on
Protection is the local service and regulatory agency      five issues that will serve as a basis for new county groundwater
whose mission is "protecting environment...for life."      regulations, including private wells, public water supply wells,
Service Area: Mecklenburg County is a 528 square-          monitoring wells, contaminated groundwater sites, and well driller
mile area located in the southern Piedmont region of       and pump installer registration. -- Worked to establish one county-
North Carolina. It is home to more than 600,000            wide stable and effective Groundwater Guardian Community
people (30% having wells) and is the center of a seven     through work with local groundwater advisory boards.
county metropolitan statistical area with an aggregate
population of more than 1.3 million people.
Mecklenburg County is divided into seven
incorporated municipalities, ranging in size from
Charlotte at 207 square miles to Pineville at 3.0 square
miles.




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Central Nebr. Regional Water Conserv. Task Force NE                                         Designated Since       1997
Marcia Trompke                                            Phone: 308-995-8601        Fax: 308-995-5705
415 Lincoln St., P.O. Box 740                             Email: mtrompke@cnppid.com
Holdrege, NE 68949-0740 US                                Web Site: www.cnppid.com
Affiliate Profile:                                        Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To provide recommendations on the                Continued to work closely with cabin owners in the Johnson Lake
integrated management of surface water and                community in their effort to establish a sanitary improvement
groundwater that addresses beneficial uses such as        district. -- Continued partnering with Tri-Basin Natural Resources
irrigation, municipal supplies, fish and wildlife,        District to discuss and plan integrated management of surface and
recreation, water quality maintenance, and                groundwater. This joint effort should have a positive effect on
groundwater recharge. Service Area: Portions of           water quality and water supply in the region.
Lincoln, Frontier, Dawson, Gosper, Phelps, and
Kearney Counties.




Little Blue Natural Resources District NE                                                   Designated Since       2003
Daryl Anderson                                            Phone: 402-364-2145                  Fax: 402-364-2484
P.O. Box 100, 100 E 6th                                   Email: lbwaterdept@alltel.net
Davenport, NE 68335 US                                    Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                        Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To maintain an adequate supply of acceptable     Worked with three district communities on nitrate management in
quality and quantity in groundwater to fulfill the        wellhead protection areas. One community has formed a
reasonable demands from groundwater users in the          committee to further investigate and take action on the issue
district. Service Area: Portions of seven Nebraska        locally.
counties and 32 municipalities, covering 1.7 million
acres and a population of approximately 50,000.




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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Science Center NE                                        Designated Since        1997
Kathy Wilson                                                Phone: 402-328-4131                 Fax: 402-328-4101
5231 S 19th St.                                             Email: kewilson@usgs.gov
Lincoln, NE 68512-1271 US                                   Web Site: ne.water.usgs.gov
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: The mission of the Nebraska Water Science          Presented at the Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival. --
Center of the U.S. Geological Survey is to provide          Made arrangements to set up a display at a local library during
hydrologic information and understanding needed by          Earth Science Week.
others to achieve the best use and management of the
nation's groundwater. Service Area: The State of
Nebraska.




Starflower Experiences NY                                                                    Designated Since        1999
Laurie Farber                                               Phone: 516-938-6152          Fax: 516-938-3662
79 Martin Ct                                                Email: StarflExp@aol.com
Jericho, NY 11753-2407 US                                   Web Site: www.starflowerexperiences.org
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: Starflower Experiences is an educational           Continued progress on developing "The Real Story About Our
organization. Since 1994 they have been offering            Groundwater," a publication describing the area's groundwater
water presentations for third and fourth graders in local   resources. -- Presented a Water Cycle Obstacle Course activity at
elementary schools. Their mission is to help people         Starflower's Environmental Fair.
understand and live more in harmony with the earth's
natural systems, with drinking water being a vital part
of these systems. Service Area: Nassau and Suffolk
Counties on Long Island, New York with a population
of 2.66 million.




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Miami Conservancy District OH                                                                 Designated Since         2003
Mike Ekberg                                                 Phone: 937-223-1278 ext. 323 Fax: 937-223-4730
38 E. Monument Ave                                          Email: mekberg@miamiconservancy.org
Dayton, OH 45402 US                                         Web Site: www.miamiconservancy.org
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To preserve groundwater resources through          Continued work on a Groundwater Monitoring Program. The
education and the collection of groundwater data that       District worked extensively with the Hamilton to New Baltimore
supports wise groundwater management decisions.             Groundwater Consortium Groundwater Guardian team on this
Service Area: The watershed of the Great Miami              program. The project team installed an automated surface water
River. The watershed encompasses 5,385 square               sampler in the Stillwater River to test for major ions and nutrients,
miles, is home to 1.3 million people, and groundwater       as well as collecting grab surface water samples to analyze trace
provides drinking water to 91% of the population.           metals, nutrients, pesticides and emerging contaminants, including
                                                            endocrine disruptors, phamaceuticals, and personal care products.
                                                            The team also sampled groundwater at 32 locations to test for
                                                            major ions, trace metals, nutrients, pesticides, total coliform, and
                                                            some unregulated contaminants. The data will be interpreted for a
                                                            final report, which provide a snapshot of groundwater conditions
                                                            and important data on the occurrence of emerging contaminants.




Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Water Services Ontario                                     Designated Since         1998
Eric Hodgins, Water Res. Protection                         Phone: 519-575-4434           Fax: 519-575-4452
150 Frederick St., 7th Floor                                Email: heric@region.waterloo.on.ca
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3 CAN                              Web Site: www.region.waterloo.on.ca/water
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: Since 1994, the region has been                    Worked to recruit new Groundwater Guardian communities
implementing a comprehensive water resources                through local meetings and presentations. -- Supported the
protection strategy. The objective of the strategy is to    Cambridge Groundwater Guardian community by providing
limit the risk of historic, existing, and future land use   educational materials and activity ideas.. -- Provided an
practices to municipal water sources. Service Area:         information clearinghouse for Groundwater Guardians and the
The Waterloo region in south-central Ontario.               general public with resources discussing groundwater
                                                            protection. -- Continued revising current literature and creating
                                                            new pieces to further educate the public about groundwater
                                                            protection. -- Continued to revise and update the region's website
                                                            to include additional groundwater information and resources. --
                                                            Continued community outreach efforts in newsletters and
                                                            presentations. -- Provided support for the Waterloo Wellington
                                                            Children's Groundwater Festival. -- Continued to implement social
                                                            marketing campaigns to reduce the use of road salt.




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Lane County Water Quality Affiliate OR                                                     Designated Since      1999
Ross Penhallegon                                         Phone: 541-682-7313             Fax: 541-682-2377
950 West 13th Avenue                                     Email: ross.penhallegon@oregonstate.edu
Eugene, OR 97402 US                                      Web Site: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To assist the people of Lane County, Oregon     Assisted with the Oregon Children's Groundwater Festival
and the region with groundwater protection, to           attended by over 1,500 students and 300 adults. -- Continued
promote pro-active groundwater activities and            assistance and participation in various regional groundwater
educational programming, and to assist with the          education projects and events. -- Continued to make contacts to
development and implementation of policy and             encourage communities to participate in the Groundwater
practices for a new regional groundwater management      Guardian program.
area. Service Area: Lane County has a population of
approximately 300,000 people, with a mix of urban
and rural communities. There are eight towns and
cities in the area.




PA Rural Water Assoc. Source Water Protection Prog PA                                      Designated Since      2001
Joel Jordan                                              Phone: 724-652-6035         Fax: 724-652-6035
138 West Bishop Street                                   Email: jjordan@prwa.com
Bellefonte, PA 16823 US                                  Web Site: www.sourcewaterprotection.org
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: The Pennsylvania Rural Water Association        Provided assistance to twelve community groups to write source
(PRWA) Source Water Protection Program provides on-      water protection and education grants to the Pennsylvania League
site no-cost technical assistance for community and      of Women Voters Water Resources Education Network (WREN)
non-transient community water systems in                 and the state Department of Environmental Protection. -- Provided
Pennsylvania. PRWA Source Water Protection               information to state wellhead protection/source water protection
Program actively seeks partnerships with other           groups about the Groundwater Guardian program. -- Partnered
organizations, associations, and other groups with a     with WREN to host four source water protection workshops. --
watershed or groundwater protection related mission.     Continued to update maintain a Source Water Protection
Service Area: The State of Pennsylvania.                 Information Clearinghouse website at
                                                         www.sourcewaterprotection.org. -- Provided on-site technical
                                                         assistance to communities across Pennsylvania, and began working
                                                         on the development of a small system wellhead protection
                                                         course. -- Provided assistance with the Master Well Owner
                                                         program. The program was developed by Penn State University,
                                                         the Pennsylvania Groundwater Association, and others to educate
                                                         private well owners about source water protection through
                                                         training, articles, and workshops.




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Pennsylvania Water Resources Education Network PA                                           Designated Since          1997
Sherene Hess                                              Phone: 724-465-4978           Fax: 724-465-4953
275 Charles Street                                        Email: sherenehess@yourinter.net
Indiana, PA 15701 US                                      Web Site: www.palwv.org/wren; drinkingwaterwise.org
Affiliate Profile:                                        Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To encourage and support local communities       Awarded grants to 26 communities throughout Pennsylvania to
in their efforts to educate their citizens about their    conduct citizen education projects that focus on protecting the
water resources, especially groundwater. Service          community's watershed or drinking water source. An annual
Area: The State of Pennsylvania.                          orientation and networking meeting was held concurrently with
                                                          the wrap-up meeting for the 2004 grant awardees. The meeting
                                                          featured sessions about social marketing, land conservation, water
                                                          festivals, TMDLs, nonpoint source contamination, and resources
                                                          for project leaders. -- Provided each community that received a
                                                          grant information about the Groundwater Guardian program
                                                          during the orientation meeting. Groundwater Guardian
                                                          information was also provided to participants of 27 drinking water
                                                          workshops held throughout the state. -- Continued to produce and
                                                          distribute "Water Policy News" to over 4,500 individuals and
                                                          organizations. WREN also maintains two websites which feature
                                                          the Groundwater Guardian Community program.




Center for Watershed Science and Education WI                                               Designated Since          2002
Kevin Masarik                                             Phone: 715-346-4276         Fax: 715-346-2965
800 Reserve Street                                        Email: kmasarik@uwsp.edu
Stevens Point, WI 54481 US                                Web Site: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/gwguardian
Affiliate Profile:                                        Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To help Wisconsin citizens and governments       Continued to coordinate the statewide Groundwater Guardian
manage groundwater resources wisely through               program, which invoved maintaining the Wisconsin Groundwater
education, public information, applied research, and      Guardian website, promoting the program at events and meetings
technical assistance. Service Area: The State of          around the state, setting of displays and activities at local and state
Wisconsin.                                                events, facilitating the formation of two new Groundwater
                                                          Guardian Communities, holding numerous meetings with potential
                                                          Groundwater Guardian Community team leaders, sending e-
                                                          newsletters to established Groundwater Guardian teams,
                                                          conducting the fifth annual statewide meeting for existing
                                                          Groundwater Guardian Communities, and assisting with
                                                          community Result Oriented Activities. -- Held the Third Annual
                                                          Wisconsin Groundwater Festival. Over 700 5th and 6th grade
                                                          students, 30+ teachers and chaperones, and 175 volunteers
                                                          participated.




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Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Dept. WI                                           Designated Since          2004
Davina Bonness                                            Phone: 920-845-1360 ext. 112 Fax: 920-845-1364
127 Commerce Drive                                        Email: bonnessd@kewauneeco.org
Luxemburg, WI 54217 US                                    Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                        Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To provide technical and/or financial            Established a local Kewaunee County Groundwater Guardian
assistance to Kewaunee County landowners, landusers,      Community. Monthly team meetings are assisted by the Land &
and municipalities in their effort to combat nonpoint     Water Conservation Department. Continued a private well testing
source water pollution and its detrimental impacts on     program. Sixty-seven wells throughout the county were tested.
the County's local surface and groundwater resources.     Test rest results are being used to track nitrate, bacteria, and e-coli
To establish groundwater protection as a high priority    occurence data. Over 60 landowners attended a seminar to learn
in Kewaunee County and to assist Wisconsin in             about their results and how to fix the problems that are potentially
promoting stewardship and sound management of             contaminating their wells. -- Assisted at the Eau Claire
groundwater reources. Service Area: Kewaunee              Groundwater Festival and presented a lesson on groundwater
County, with a population of 20,648 and covering 331      contamination.
square miles. The County includes 15 inland lakes, 26
rivers and streams, and a variety of woodlands,
forested wetlands, and grasslands.




Rock River Coalition WI                                                                      Designated Since          2004
Suzanne Wade                                              Phone: 920-674-8972           Fax: 920-674-7200
864 Collins Road                                          Email: suzanne.wade@ces.uwex.edu
Jefferson, WI 53716 US                                    Web Site: www.rockrivercoalition.org
Affiliate Profile:                                        Result Oriented Services:
Mission: The mission of the Rock River Coalition is to    Approached a local county about groundwater education through
educate and bring people of diverse interests together    the Groundwater Guardian program. -- Provided assistance with
to protect and improve the environmental educational,     groundwater education programs, workshops, and publications
economic, and cultural resources of the Rock River        throughout the basin. Two source water protection meetings
Basin. Service Area: Upper and Lower Rock River           were held, funds continued to be raised for a GFLOW model for
Basins in Wisconsin.                                      the 3,777 square mile Rock River Basin, and six raingardens were
                                                          installed and several others promoted as part of this effort.




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