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									2007 Groundwater
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ALABAMA                                         KENTUCKY
    Covington County                               Cargill Pork Sugar Grove Farm
    Crenshaw County                                Georgetown
    Etowah County - Middle Coosa Watershed      MASSACHUSETTS
    Eufaula, City of                               Barnstable County (Cape Cod)
    Madison County                              MICHIGAN
    St. Clair County - Middle Coosa Watershed      Battle Creek, City of
    Sumter & Marengo Counties                      Coldwater
    Tuscumbia, City of                             Greater Lansing Area
    Washington County                              Kalamazoo, City of
ARKANSAS                                           Marshall, City of
    Cargill Pork Glenwood                          Michigan State University
    Cargill Pork Russellville                      Texas, Charter Township of
    Cargill Pork Umpire Boar Stud               MINNESOTA
CALIFORNIA                                         Detroit Lakes, City of
    Atascadero                                     Holy Rosary Catholic School
    Desert Hot Springs                          MISSOURI
    Desert Hot Springs High School                 Cargill Pork Missouri
    Desert Springs Middle School                   Greene County
    Llagas Valley                                  Independence
    Lompoc                                         Sedalia
    Orange County Water District                MISSISSIPPI
FLORIDA                                            Alcorn State University
    Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties            NEBRASKA
    Hernando County                                Beatrice
    Hurlburt Field                                 Cargill Team Blair
    Pinellas County                                David City
GEORGIA                                            Grand Island and Surrounding Area
    Chatham County                                 Imperial
IDAHO                                              Keith County
    Boise City                                     Lancaster County
ILLINOIS                                           Lincoln
    Cargill Pork Illinois                          Offutt Air Force Base
    East Alton, Village of                         Sidney
    Loves Park                                     Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
    McDonough County                               Trenton, Village of
    Pekin                                       NEVADA
    Rock Falls, City of                            Las Vegas Valley
INDIANA                                         NEW HAMPSHIRE
    Elkhart                                        Merrimack
    Indianapolis-Marion County                  NEW JERSEY
    Valparaiso                                     Pompton Lakes
IOWA                                               Stafford Township
    Atlantic                                    NEW YORK
    Cargill Pork Iowa/Minnesota                    Chester, Town of
KANSAS                                             Cornwall, Town of
    McPherson County                               Cornwall-on-Hudson, Village of
                                                   Florida, Village of
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NEW YORK, continued                                PENNSYLVANIA
   Greenwood Lake, Village of                         Buhl Community Water
   Hamptonburgh, Town of                              Carbon County
   Harriman, Village of                               Kutztown, Borough of, Berks County
   Highlands, Town of                                 Lebanon County
   Hudson River Estuary Program                       Shrewsbury Borough
   Hudson River Watershed Alliance                    Telford Borough
   Kensico Environmental Enhancement Program          Washington County
     (KEEP)                                        RHODE ISLAND
   Kiryas Joel, Village of                            North Kingstown
   Maybrook, Village of                            SOUTH CAROLINA
   Middletown, City of                                Rural Aiken County
   Monroe, Town of                                 TENNESSEE
   Monroe, Village of                                 Memphis and Shelby County
   Montgomery, Town of                             TEXAS
   Montgomery, Village of                             Horizon Milling LLC/ Eagle Mountain-Saginaw I.S.D.
   Moodna Watershed Coalition                         North Plains Groundwater Conservation District
   Nassau County, Long Island                      UTAH
   New Windsor, Town of                               Swaner Nature Preserve
   Newburgh, City of                               WASHINGTON
   Orange County                                      Renton
   Orange County Audubon Society                      Sequim-Dungeness
   Otisville, Village of                           WISCONSIN
   Pine Bush Water District                           Calumet
   Port Jervis, City of                               Chippewa Falls
   Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council      Dunn County
   Suffolk County                                     Eau Claire County
   Unionville, Village of                             Kewaunee County
   United States Garrison at West Point               Marshfield Area
   Walden, Village of                                 Milladore Area
   Wallkill, Town of                                  Waupaca County
   Warwick, Town of                                WYOMING
   Washingtonville, Village of                        Casper Metropolitan Area (Natrona County)
   Woodbury, Town of                               ONTARIO CANADA
NORTH CAROLINA                                        Cambridge, City of
   Mecklenburg County
   Orange County
OHIO
   Brown County
   Dayton Multi-Jurisdictional WFPP
   Hamilton to New Baltimore
   Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
OKLAHOMA
   Cargill Pork Oklahoma
   Cargill Pork Tahona Boar Stud
OREGON
   Southern Willamette Valley GW Management Area
   Springfield
Covington County AL                                                                        Designated Since         2006
Janet Wofford                                         Phone: 334-222-3271
Conecuh-Sepulga Watershed Committee                   Fax:
116 South Ridge Road                                  Email: janetwofford@andycable.com
Andalusia, AL 36421 US                                Web Site:
Community Profile:                                    Result Oriented Activities:
The 36,875 people who live in Covington County        Held Covington County Groundwater Festival for over 500 4th
use groundwater for all their drinking water          graders in Covington County. The students participated in hands-on
needs. Groundwater concerns in the county             activities such as Edible Aquifer, Water Cycle Bracelets, and Drop in
include the overuse of groundwater resources,         a Bucket. The festival also worked with county high school students,
lack of public awareness about their source of        who were trained on groundwater issues, as presenters.
drinking water, and groundwater contamination.
Covington County uses Groundwater Guardian in
their education and awareness efforts.




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 the third annual Crenshaw County Groundwater Festival for
rely on groundwater for 100% of their domestic        450 county 4th grade students on April 27, 2007. The festival
water needs. Groundwater conservation and             committee, in conjunction with the Alabama Rural Water Association
potential overuse of the aquifer are current top      visited the participating schools and presented teachers with
priorities for the area, and Crenshaw County uses     groundwater information.
Groundwater Guardian to promote public
education and awareness.




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Etowah County - Middle Coosa Watershed AL                                                     Designated Since         2004
Sarah Butterworth                                       Phone: 256-546-4841 x111
Etowah County Soil & Water Conservation District        Fax: 256-549-5356
312-B S 3rd. Street                                     Email: sarah.butterworth@al.nacdnet.net
Gadsden, AL 35901 US                                    Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Etowah County is located in northeastern Alabama        Made plans to hold an annual water festival for 4th graders, teachers,
and is home to over 83,000 residents. Current           and community volunteers on November 20, 2007. 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 8,500 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 AL                                                                                    Designated Since         2001
Stacey Lawson                                           Phone: 334-687-1225
Wellhead Prot. Comm. of Water Works & Sewer             Fax: 334-687-4419
P.O. Box 26                                             Email: slawson@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 an annual groundwater festival for 4th grade students in Barbour
of their drinking water from local groundwater          and Bullock counties. Over 400 students, presenters, and parents
supplies. The City's drinking water supply is           participated in the festival.
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 2007 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.




St. Clair County - Middle Coosa Watershed AL                                                 Designated Since        2004
Sarah Butterworth                                       Phone: 205-338-7215
St. Clair County Soil & Water Conservation Dist.        Fax: 205-338-7215
1815 Cogswell Ave. Suite 108                            Email: sarah.butterworth@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 1,060 county 4th
rely on groundwater for 91% of their drinking           graders, teachers, and community volunteers in April. The festival
water needs. Illegal dumps in sinkhole areas and        focused on the St. Clair County communities' drinking water sources
contamination resulting from industrial waste sites     and how to protect them. The festival has educated and impacted
currently threaten the area's groundwater supply.       over 5,400 4th graders and community volunteers since it was first
St. Clair County uses Groundwater Guardian as a         held in 2002.
catalyst for local groundwater education, outreach,
and protection activities.




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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 700 4th grade students,
14,000 people who tap groundwater supplies for            teachers, and volunteers in Sumter and Marengo counties on October
90% of their drinking water needs. Concerns for           23. The festival will feature Edible Aquifers, Watershed in a Box, and
this area include development and resource                Drop in a Bucket activities.
conservation. Sumter and Marengo Counties use
Groundwater Guardian for educational resources
and materials.




Tuscumbia, City of AL                                                                           Designated Since        1998
David Thornton                                            Phone: 256-383-0321
Tuscumbia Utilities                                       Fax: 256-386-5690
P.O. Box 269                                              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. -- Organized and participated in the
from over 500 potential contamination sites. The          2007 Colbert County Water Festival involving over 1,600 students
Tuscumbia Groundwater Guardian team is                    from area elementary schools. -- Sponsored tours of the Water
working to increase knowledge of the                      Treatment Plant for local 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students.
groundwater supply and possible contamination
situations, develop and increase public awareness
of groundwater concerns, and develop voluntary
committees to protect the water supply.




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Washington County AL                                                                         Designated Since         2006
Lisa Dyess                                              Phone: 251-436-2774
Ciba Specialty Chemicals                                Fax: 251-436-5058
P.O. Box 113                                            Email: lisa.dyess@cibasc.com
McIntosh, AL 36553 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Washington County is home to 17,906 residents           Held the Washington County Groundwater Festival for over 300
that rely on groundwater for 100% of their              county 4th graders, volunteers, and teachers. The festival utilized
domestic water needs. Protecting groundwater            high school students from around the county, who were trained on
from contamination and increasing community             local groundwater issues, as presenters. Activities included Edible
awareness about the resource are top priorities for     Aquifers, Watershed in a Box, and Water Filtration.
the Washington County team, which uses
Groundwater Guardian in their educationa dn
awarness efforts.




Cargill Pork Glenwood AR                                                                     Designated Since         1999
Todd Matthews                                           Phone: 870-356-9010
Cargill Pork                                            Fax: 870-356-4550
511 North 1st                                           Email: todd matthews@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.
Guardian program to audit farms on a monthly
basis and reinforce the importance of groundwater
protection to hog producers and company
employees.




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Cargill Pork Russellville AR                                                                Designated Since         1999
Jane Risius                                           Phone: 479-968-4560 x403
Cargill Pork                                          Fax: 479-968-5902
P.O. Box 699                                          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 all
groundwater. The Groundwater Guardian team            55 swine facilities for potential environmental violations or
also participates in community projects to help       problems. -- Made plans to present water education programs at local
demonstrate that Cargill is a concerned and           elementary schools. -- Required swine facilities not using state-
responsible neighbor.                                 regulated water to annually test for coliform bacteria.




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, analyze,
therefore Cargill Pork Umpire Boar Stud uses the      and correct potential problems. -- Conducted a clean-up of the
Groundwater Guardian program to educate hog           shoreline of Lake 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.




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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                                           Email: jlien@atash2o.com
Atascadero, CA 93423 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Atascadero's population of 27,000 uses                  Held the Atascadero Creek/Salinas River Cleanup & Watershed Fair
groundwater for all of its drinking water needs. In     in October. The Groundwater Guardian Team coordinated
2004 the community experienced the worst 3-year         volunteers for the clean-up and volunteers and exhibits for the fair. --
drought in the water company's 90-year history. A       Continued the Water Conserving Landscape Awards program for the
water shortage condition was declared in                seventh year to reward residents and businesses that have installed
September. Water use restrictions and                   water-conserving landscapes. -- Sponsored a booth with groundwater
prohibitions were mandated; they were later             information and activities at the local Children's Day celebration. --
rescinded after record rainfall in October and          Published the 9th edition of the Woodlands and Watersheds
December. Generally, the watershed and                  Community Calendar. The purpose of the calendar is to educate the
groundwater resources are in good condition but         public about the importance of oak and riparian forests, creeks and
need to be monitored to ensure their continued          rivers, and encourage them to participate in community events.
good health. Atascadero uses the Groundwater
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.




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               Continued the "Newspapers in Education" program with DHS High
community of Desert Hot Springs (DHS). A cold           School and Desert Springs Middle School to provide hands-on
water aquifer supplies the city's 15,000 residents      opportunities for students to learn about groundwater. A special
with clean drinking water that does not have to be      newspaper supplement, "Groundwater and You," was reprinted and
treated. A hot water aquifer provides the city with     redistributed for a 4th year to spread the word about groundwater
spas that attract people from around the world.         conservation, preservation, and protection. -- Completed a water-
The hot water table is shallow compared to other        related ceramic tile wall mural at DHS High School. The team plans
desert aquifers with a water table less than 100        to create additional water-related murals each school year. --
feet deep. The aquifer lies underneath some of the      Continued a scholarship program. Since 2004, four Desert Hot
most densely populated areas of the city. DHS           Springs High School students have been awarded $500
uses Groundwater Guardian to protect their              scholarships. -- Sponsored 10th annual Drinking Water Festival at
groundwater resources through public awareness          Desert Springs Middle School. -- Continued working with the Desert
and education programs.                                 Hot Springs High School and Middle School on groundwater
                                                        education. After school programs continued in both schools.




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Desert Hot Springs High School CA                                                            Designated Since          2000
Milton Jones, Principal                                Phone: 760-288-7006
Desert Hot Springs High School                         Fax: 760-288-7010
65-850 Pierson Blvd.                                   Email: mjones@psusd.us
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 US                        Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Desert Hot Springs High School incorporates            Continued the "Newspapers in Education" program with Desert Hot
water resources, particularly groundwater, into as     Springs and Desert Springs Middle School 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 and You," was reprinted and
groundwater preservation program. The high             redistributed for a 4th year to spread the word about groundwater
school uses the Groundwater Guardian program to        conservation, preservation, and protection. -- Continued the
provide opportunities for hands-on learning about      "Groundwater Underground" after school program for high school
groundwater in the classroom, as well as student       students. This year students made monthly field trips to various
involvement in community groundwater                   locations in the Coachella Valley related to water issues. Information
preservation activities, including acting as           about the after school program was featured in the local newspaper,
Groundwater Guardian mentors for middle and            the High School's newsletter and the school's web site. -- Completed
elementary school students.                            a water-related ceramic tile wall mural with plans to create additional
                                                       water-related murals each school year. -- Continued a scholarship
                                                       program with Desert Hot Springs. Since 2004, four Desert Hot
                                                       Springs High School students have been awarded $500 scholarships .




Desert Springs Middle School CA                                                              Designated Since          2005
Patti Pinon                                            Phone: 760-251-7200
Desert Springs Middle School                           Fax: 760-251-7206
66-755 Two Bunch Palms Trail                           Email: ppinon@psusd.us
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 US                        Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
A very unique situation exist within the               Continued planning for the creation of a water conservation garden
community of Desert Hot Springs. A cold water          on the school's grounds to help increase awareness of water
aquifer supplies the city's 17,000 plus population     conservation in the community. -- Held an Annual Science Fair
with clean drinking water. One of nine                 featuring science and water-related categories. -- Held the Desert
communities that make up the Palm Springs              Springs Middle School Student's Drinking Water Festival. Over 500
Desert Resorts area, Desert Hot Springs'               students participated. --Continued the "Newspapers in Education"
groundwater resources are enjoyed by both              program with Desert Hot Springs and Desert Hot Springs High School
community residents and year-round visitors to the     to provide hands-on opportunities for students to learn about
area. The Desert Springs Middle School team            groundwater. A special newspaper supplement, "Groundwater and
recognizes that watershed areas must be guarded        You," was reprinted and redistributed for a 4th year to spread the
against contamination to maintain the                  word about groundwater conservation, preservation, and
community's hospitality industry and economic          protection. -- Planning "The Great Water Debate." Students will
well-being. Desert Springs Middle School uses          participate in a series of water-related debates.
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.



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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 group's 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.         Over 215 interested parties receive meeting agendas, minutes, and
Most of the affected wells are privately owned in         the latest 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.




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 92328-8001 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. -- Implemented 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. All laundromats within the service territory have been
deterioration of local water quality. Lompoc uses         retrofitted with qualifying clothes dryers and 42 spray head nozzles
Groundwater Guardian to increase the public's             were retrofitted in commercial food establishments.
awareness of groundwater and protecting its
quality and quantity, and to educate area youth
about groundwater.




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Orange County Water District CA                                                               Designated Since         1997
Natalie Elizondo                                        Phone: 714-378-3223
Orange County Water District                            Fax: 714-963-0291
10500 Ellis Avenue                                      Email: nelizondo@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
for the 1.9 million residents living in Orange          distribute groundwater education and conservation materials. --
County. However, Orange County residents are            Continued to assist with the development of a watershed education
unaware that groundwater is a primary source of         center at Santiago Oaks Regional Park. -- Worked to develop
drinking water. In addition, groundwater                materials to educate others about Groundwater Guardian and
education in the county is minimal, and more            increase membership. -- Held the 2007 Children's Drinking Water
public outreach regarding water conservation and        Festival. Over 4,500 students, teachers, parents, volunteers, and
reuse is needed to reduce residents' dependence         presenters participated in the two-day event.
on imported water. Stormwater and nonpoint
source pollution has recently become a threat to
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
Mary Gutierrez                                          Phone: 850-332-7976 x226
Bay Area Resource Council                               Fax: 850-637-1923
4081 E. Olive Road, Suite A                             Email: mary.gutierrez@wfrpc.org
Pensacola, FL 32514 US                                  Web Site: www.wfrpc.org
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties draw              Assisted in developing the Living Shoreline Initiative to promote
drinking water from an unconfined aquifer, which        public outreach and education for the encouragement of creating,
is highly susceptible to contamination. In              maintaining, and restoring living shorelines. -- Held the 8th annual
Escambia County, 11 of 37 wells have activated          Resource Rangers Environmental Club Bay Day for over 1,000 area
charcoal filters for either petroleum or solvent        6th grade students.
removal. In addition, evidence of radium has
been found in local school water supplies, raising
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: 352-754-4749
Hernando County Utilities Department                     Fax: 352-754-4485
21030 Cortez Blvd.                                       Email: abrockway@co.hernando.fl.us
Brooksville, FL 34601 US                                 Web Site: www.hernandocounty.us/utils/groundwater/ind
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Hernando County's 158,605 residents receive              Established the Hernando County Groundwater Guardian Website,
100% of their drinking water from local                  which features meeting notices, workshop dates, and activities. The
groundwater sources. The inter-relationship of           team will also continue to build and redesign the website to promote
karst formations, stormwater, and saltwater              a greater understanding of water resource issues in Hernando
intrusion currently threaten the quality of the          County. -- Continued to coordinate with the Florida Yards and
area's aquifer. The County is working to provide a       Neighborhoods program to provide public information and
sufficient, safe and adequate supply of                  educational opportunities dealing with Florida-friendly lawn and
groundwater now and for the future by developing         landscaping practices. A workshop on "Florida-Friendly Landscaping
and implementing conservation strategies                 Grow-Smart" was held and filmed by the Hernando County
countywide. Hernando County uses the                     Government Broadcast Channel. -- Continued to work with various
Groundwater Guardian program to identify                 agencies to identify and improve methods to protect karst areas
problems, concerns, threats, challenges,                 within the region's aquifer, including working with the Southwest
opportunities, and solutions and to research,            Florida Water Management District to remove four tons of debris
identify, and implement programs and projects to         from eight sinkholes in the county. -- Coordinated with local
restore and protect the area's groundwater.              governments and the Southwest Florida Water Management District
                                                         to hold a "Streets to Streams" Stormwater Workshop. Over 125
                                                         government officials, staff, and community leaders attended. The
                                                         workshop was filmed by the Hernando County Government
                                                         Broadcast Channel and is shown monthly.




Hurlburt Field FL                                                                              Designated Since         1998
Jackie Lynd                                              Phone: 850-884-7924
16 CES/CEV                                               Fax: 850-884-2580
415 Independence Road                                    Email: jacqueline.lynd@hurlburt.af.mil
Hurlburt Field, FL 32578 US                              Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Hurlburt Field is home to the Air Force Special          Partnered with the City of Fort Walton Beach to install a reuse line to
Operations Command. There is a limited water             allow for reuse of fully treated effluent from the Hurlburt Field
supply in the area from the Floridian Aquifer, a         wastewater treatment plant. The reuse water will be used for
sole source aquifer. Although the aquifer is             irrigation and aircraft rinsing. -- Used a groundwater model to
protected from contamination by the Pensacola            demonstrate the importance of groundwater protection to local
Clay Formation, overuse of water from the aquifer        school children. -- Purchased and installed permanent metal markers
by area communities is threatening the availability      on storm sewer inlets in housing areas to remind the residents not to
of the water supply in the future. Local shallow         dump. --Distributed a water quality brochure that includes water
aquifer wells are used for irrigation only. Hurlburt     conservation program information to each military family housing
Field uses the Groundwater Guardian program to           unit on the installation.
raise groundwater awareness and education in the
area in an attempt to get key people involved in
implementing water reuse and other planned
programs.




                             Section One - Page 11     2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Pinellas County FL                                                                           Designated Since         1996
Carla Mitchell                                         Phone: 727-464-3863
Pinellas County Utilities                              Fax: 727-464-3576
14 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.                                Email: cmitchel@pinellascounty.org
Clearwater, FL 33756 US                                Web Site: www.pinellascounty.org/utilities
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The 884,000 people who live in Pinellas County         Continued the Alternate Water Sources Rebate Program for the
use groundwater for all of their drinking water        installation of a shallow well for irrigation purposes. The program
needs. Water suppliers and utilities in the area       saves 1.9 million gallons of water per day. -- Celebrated AWWA's
obtain withdrawal permits from the Southwest           National Drinking Water Week by sponsoring a water conservation t-
Florida Water Management District. The District        shirt design contest and manning a booth at the annual Fun n Sun
has plans to reduce the permitted amount of            event. -- Continued CHAMP, the water conservation hotel and motel
pumping in future years. This proposed reduction       program with 89 hotels and motels. -- Served on the Conservation
necessitates increased efforts in the areas of         Coordination Committee, which works collaboratively to promote
conservation and alternative source exploration to     ongoing regional water conservation efforts. -- Distributed the
meet the needs of the area's citizens and utility      Consumer Confidence Report to approximately 110,000
customers. Pinellas County uses the Groundwater        customers. -- Participated in Pinellas Family EarthFest which
Guardian program to bring cohesion to the              celebrates existing environmental successes and promoting earth-
numerous efforts and individuals involved in water     friendly programs and products. -- Sponsored 5th-8th grade field trips
and environmental conservation issues within the       for students to learn why water delivery and its removal costs
area.                                                  money. -- Conducted Enviro Business Collection Days, which allows
                                                       small businesses to dispose of hazardous waste. -- Continued the FL
                                                       Yards and Neighborhoods program and the Healthy Lawn
                                                       Campaign. -- Continued on-site and mobile chemical waste and
                                                       household electronics collections; 25,000 residents dropped off 1.8
                                                       million pounds of hazardous waste. -- Implemented an office paper
                                                       recycling program. -- Distributed indoor plumbing retrofit kits and
                                                       other water saving devices free of charrge. Over 200,000 kits have
                                                       been distributed -- Continued to distribute a Recycling Directory --
Chatham County GA                                                                            Designated Since         1996
Laura Walker                                           Phone: 912-651-2221
City of Savannah Water & Sewer Bureau                  Fax: 912-644-7785
P.O. Box 1027                                          Email: laura walker@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 billboard advertisements; Earth Day in Forsyth Park, with
intrusion from excessive pumpage continues to be       an estimated 11,000 in attendance who participated in a Recycle
a major concern for area residents. In addition,       Rama, family fun run, and water festival; 100 presentations given
since surface waters are common in the area,           throughout the community; the "Water Wisdom" television show;
many residents believe they receive drinking           publication of a quarterly newsletter, "Water Spout"; distribution of
water primarily from these sources rather than         the Water Sourcebooks to teachers; and distribution of water
groundwater. Chatham County uses                       education materials to students and teachers during tours of City
Groundwater Guardian to educate the community          Hall. -- Conducted a river clean up at Fort Pulaski/Lazaretto Creek
about their source of drinking water and to            and planned two more. -- Planned the 5th Annual Coastal Water
encourage conservation and limit potential             Festival for 600 students in 2nd through 6th grades. -- Organized a
pollution problems.                                    plumbing retrofit event to distribute 250 low flow toilets and other
                                                       plumbing fixtures for a high water use neighborhood. -- Worked with
                                                       local Girl Scouts to complete criteria required to receive water patch.
                                                       Over 100 Girl Scouts participated and received the patch.




                            Section One - Page 12    2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
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, forbs, and trees in
Atlantic's 7,432 residents. Atlantic Municipal           the wellfield area. Over 12,500 native trees 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. -- Worked
Groundwater Guardian program to educate                  with local 5th grade students to revise a handout describing various
residents about the importance of protecting local       plants in project areas.
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 animal 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      record keeping. -- Conducted clean up and vegetation removal in
their family. Manure management and source               local fishing pond. Reinforced shore to prevent erosion and installed
water protection are vital to their and their            dock for better access for fishing and safety for local youth. --
neighbors' daily lives. With the pork industry           Worked with producers to conduct annual well water testing for
continually under fire, Cargill Pork works to be a       coliform bacteria.
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.




                               Section One - Page 13   2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Boise City ID                                                                                Designated Since         1994
Catherine Chertudi                                     Phone: 208-384-3912
Boise Public Works Department                          Fax: 208-433-5650
P.O. Box 500                                           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 throughout Idaho during
privately-owned drinking water companies, as           Water Awareness Week (May 7-11), including classroom
well as other public drinking water suppliers.         presentations, and materials distribution. -- Continued to sponsor a
More than 90% of Boise's drinking water is             series of water-efficient landscaping courses in partnership with the
supplied by groundwater. Boise continues to            University of Idaho Extension Service. Over 547 people
experience strong economic growth. Increasing          participated. -- Updated city's website to include current and better
population & business growth places a greater          information on water education and conservation.
demand on the groundwater system, particularly
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
P.O. Box 231                                           Email: david webber@cargill.com
Mt. Vernon, IL 62830 US                                Web Site: www.cargillpork.com
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Cargill Pork contracts with family farmers             Continued a 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. Audit results are tracked in a database to
groundwater as their primary source of drinking        measure trends and improvements. -- Participated in an annual
water, as well for agricultural use. Proper manure     Mississippi River Restoration and Beautification Project, clearing
management is one key to protecting the quality of     debris and litter from the shoreline. -- Continued annual training
groundwater, and Cargill Pork works to clear up        meetings to inform and educate producers about environmental
public misconceptions that pork producers are          issues and current regulations regarding nutrient and waste
apathetic to groundwater quality issues.               management. -- Informed producers about Cargill Pork's best
                                                       management practices, which requires periodic water testing for
                                                       contaminants such as coliform bacteria.




                            Section One - Page 14    2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
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 a tour of the local water treatment plant for middle school
groundwater for all of their drinking water needs.        students.
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: nathanbruck@loves-park.il.us
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          Collected data on private wells not sealed during well sealing
all of their drinking water from local groundwater        program conducted in 2001. The purpose of the project is to focus
supplies. Currently, one municipal well finished          on active private wells in the plume of an old municipal landfill in
in the shallow sand and gravel aquifer is at risk for     order to proceed to the next steps in water testing, well sealing, and
groundwater contamination from several sources            providing water to these properties. -- Sponsored a Youth
within the well's ten year capture zone. An               Groundwater Festival for 700 4th and 5th grade students at Rock
abandoned landfill, numerous small businesses             Valley Community College.
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.




                              Section One - Page 15     2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
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                       Provided free water testing kits for coliform and nitrates to area
university, a number of small businesses, ten             residents as a part of Drinking Water Week. Distributed a total of 48
incorporated communities in various stages of             water testing bottles and set up a distribution table at a local farm
development, and excellent farmland. This great           supply store. A short water testing survey was given to individuals
economic diversity, together with local landfill          receiving free testing kits. -- Arranged to present information about
expansion, commercial animal confinement                  the hydrologic cycle and groundwater protection at the McDonough
operations, and unsewered communities, combine            County 5th Grade Conservation Day. -- Presented a table-top display
to increase the type and number of concerns               and children's activities at an annual Earth Day Fair.
related to potential groundwater pollution.
McDonough County uses 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
soils at the wells are sandy. Although well               and 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. -- Implemented a digital mapping system of the
"near limitless" water supply. The Illinois               area in and around Pekin. The map includes layers showing the
Environmental Protection Agency did a                     location of underground storage tanks and abandoned wells. --
comprehensive "Pilot Groundwater Protection               Looked into creating an ordinance restricting wells within setback
Needs Assessment" for the Pekin Public Water              and recharge areas and controlling them elsewhere. -- Updated
Supply to address the city's concerns and                 modeling and technical information on recharge areas to supplement
problems. Pekin uses the Groundwater Guardian             the Groundwater Needs Assessment. -- Increased security at the
program to enforce local government regulation as         Water Company facility.
well as educate citizens about groundwater
protection practices.




                             Section One - Page 16      2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Rock Falls, City of IL                                                                            Designated Since          1997
Ted Padilla                                                Phone: 815-622-1120
Rock Falls Groundwater Committee                           Fax: 815-622-1122
603 West 10th Street                                       Email: h2otap@rockfalls61071.com
Rock Falls, IL 61071 US                                    Web Site:
Community Profile:                                         Result Oriented Activities:
Public wells provide the residents of Rock Falls           Printed educational utility bill inserts. -- Conducted water plant tours
with 100% of their drinking water. At the present          for 150 local students. -- Demonstrated groundwater flow model
time, these wells have been found to contain high          with rainmaker to 250 area 5th and 10th grade students. -- Held
levels of triazine, which is believed to be the result     Nitrate Night at Montmorency School where water from 30 private
of agricultural areas located within the recharge          wells were tested. Committee members went out one week later to
zone.                                                      distribute doorknockers and test additional private wells. -- Installed
                                                           Groundwater Supply signs along IL 88 and RT 40 where recharge
                                                           area travels through south of town.




Elkhart IN                                                                                        Designated Since          1995
Megan Kolaczyk                                             Phone: 574-293-2572
City of Elkhart                                            Fax: 574-293-7658
1201 S. Nappanee St.                                       Email: megan.kolaczyk@coei.org, ecorps.mail@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 3,135 people with messages about
the Superfund National Priority List due to a threat       groundwater as a valuable resource. -- Continued participation in the
of contamination from chemicals such as TCE.               Adopt-A-River program, conducting fall and spring cleanups and
These threats have caused a great deal of concern          monitoring the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of
for area residents who rely on groundwater for all         the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers. -- Worked with EnviroCorp
of their drinking water needs. Elkhart uses the            members to install water-saving devices such as water efficient
Groundwater Guardian program to increase public            showerheads, faucet aerators, and toilet tank water displacement
awareness and understanding about groundwater              containers in single family dwellings free of charge. A total of 115
issues and to encourage citizens to become more            water saving devices were installed. -- Developed and distributed a
involved in their community.                               water quality report to 18,000 water customers. -- Held a wellhead
                                                           education seminar. -- Held the 12th annual water festival in
                                                           conjunction with EnviroFest 2007. Over 1,600 people participated in
                                                           games, crafts, and displays focusing on groundwater protection and
                                                           conservation. -- Lead three interpretive canoe trips during which
                                                           river-related and environmental topics were discussed. -- Continued
                                                           to recruit homeowners to have their downspouts disconnected and
                                                           connections to the combined sewer overflow system sealed free of
                                                           charge, preventing the overflow of raw sewage into rivers during
                                                           heavy precipitation. Over 8,000 gallons of sewage were prevented
                                                           from being released into the river during a significant rainstorm.


                              Section One - Page 17      2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Indianapolis-Marion County IN                                                                 Designated Since          1998
Chris Barnett                                           Phone:
Marion Co. Wellfield Education Corp.                    Fax:
                                                        Email: barnett dc@yahoo.com
Indianapolis, IN   US                                   Web Site: www.indyh2o.org
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Indianapolis-Marion County's 810,000 residents          Performed 21 confidential free site assessments for potential
receive the majority of their drinking water from       contaminant source site operators within the wellfield protection
surface water supplies. However, no additional          area. Materials about pollution prevention, best practices, industry-
surface water supplies are available and all growth     specific guidelines, and other pollution prevention materials were
in the public water supply will come from               also provided.
groundwater sources. Most of the productive
aquifers in Marion County are relatively
vulnerable to contamination from surface spills.
Two of the wellfields are located in older areas of
the city with heavy concentrations of industrial
and commercial land use. While awareness of
groundwater as a source of drinking water is
increasing, it is still low among citizens.
Indianapolis-Marion County is committed to
groundwater education and protection through its
utility funded and permanently constituted
Groundwater Guardian team.




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 12,000 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 events. -- Hosted National
related concerns and issues include both                Drinking Water Week activities, which included newspaper articles,
groundwater quality and quantity, as well as            a mayoral proclamation, games and prizes, and a coloring contest for
pollution prevention, road salt intrusion, and          preschoolers. -- Distributed DVD copies of "Indiana's Drinking
community outreach and education. Valparaiso            Water-Safe-Reliable-Secure" to 14 local schools. -- Sent Annual
uses Groundwater Guardian as a source of ideas          Water Quality Report to over 13,000 consumers. -- Developed and
and information to further the local wellhead           distributed a brochure on plants beneficial to constructed rain gardens.
protection program, and to become part of a
network to help provide solutions to other
communities with similar issues.




                             Section One - Page 18    2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
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                                          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.




Cargill Pork Sugar Grove Farm KY                                                            Designated Since         1999
Alan Pendley                                           Phone: 270-526-9142
Cargill Pork                                           Fax: 270-526-3817
3358 Sugar Grove Road                                  Email: alan pendley@cargill.com
Bowling Green, KY 42101 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. --
the local community. Sugar Grove Farm uses the         Supported an environmental booth at the University of Kentucky
Groundwater Guardian program to continue               Butler County Agriculture Field Day. Groundwater Foundation and
working with the local university and community        Cargill Water Matters program materials were distributed. -- Installed
to increase awareness and promote environmental        automatic water level control valves. -- Completed stage two of
protection to employees and the public.                lagoon improvements by introducing floating plant beds in the lagoon.




                            Section One - Page 19    2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Georgetown KY                                                                                 Designated Since         1997
James Long                                               Phone: 502-863-7819
Royal Spring Water Supply Protection Committee           Fax: 502-863-9284
P.O. Box 640                                             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 attach PVC
receive 90% of their drinking water from local           medallions to storm drain openings. The medallions carry a warning
groundwater supplies and the Royal Spring. The           that dumping into storm drains can negatively affect groundwater and
recharge zone for the city's water supply extends        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.




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: water@capecodcommission.org
Barnstable, MA 02630 US                                  Web Site: www.capecodgroundwater.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. Approximately 1,000 copies
contamination. Water resource management                 of water conservation materials were distributed to local hotels and
efforts on Cape Cod focus on maintaining and             motels. -- Updated the Cape Cod Groundwater Guardian website
improving water quality in ponds, lakes, rivers,         which stresses the interdependence of all water uses in the area and
bays, and harbors around Cape Cod. Because               suggests ways citizens can help protect water resources. The website
development pressures continue to encroach upon          was also used to publicize several programs, including conferences
all of these areas and because groundwater flows         and the festival. -- Held thirteen festivals in eight communities on
across local boundaries, it is important to develop      Cape Cod with over 1,800 children participating.
and implement a regional approach to                     Teacher/AmeriCorp training sessions were held prior to the events
groundwater protection. Barnstable County uses           and proved to be very successful. -- Worked with area communities
Groundwater Guardian to sponsor water                    on Project STORM (Stormwater Outreach for Regional
conservation initiatives and participate in regional     Municipalities). -- Implemented the Mutt Mitt program to reduce pet
water resource programs.                                 waste in the town of Falmouth at Bebe Woods Conservation Area.
                                                         Mutt Mitt dispensers and refills were provided by local businesses. A
                                                         group of local volunteers monitor the dispensers and empty the trash
                                                         into a nearby dumpster. The town of Falmouth dog warden assists by
                                                         refilling the Mutt Mitt dispensers.




                             Section One - Page 20     2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
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 49015 US                                 Web Site: www.ci.battle-creek.mi.us
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Battle Creek uses one prolific wellfield, the Verona      Implemented a Facility Risk Evaluation Program that offers free,
Wellfield, as the drinking water source for the           confidential environmental site assessments to businesses within the
city's 54,000 residents. It is located in the             city's two wellhead protection areas. The program also offers an
Marshall Sandstone Aquifer, which is fractured            emergency spill prevention plan to businesses below the regulatory
and bordered on its east side by a railroad yard.         threshold. A total of 13 risk evaluations were conducted. -- Work
Twenty years ago contamination was discovered             with other wellhead protection communities within Calhoun County
in the area and linked to dry cleaning solvents and       to develop a county-wide groundwater protection ordinance. -- Held
questionable storage practices. As a precautionary        a children's groundwater festival for over 700 4th and 5th grade
measure, 12 blocking wells are used to protect the        students. -- Worked with a local marketing firm to develop four
city's 22 production wells, and three backup wells        groundwater public service announcements to be aired as pre-movie
are located in another wellfield. Current industrial      advertisements at local movie theater.
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.




Coldwater MI                                                                                   Designated Since        1996
Tom Spitzner                                              Phone: 517-279-4805
Coldwater Board of Public Utilities                       Fax: 517-279-4717
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. -- Educated elementary school children about the
within a 7.5 square mile area. Protecting the             mportance of conservation and pollution prevention. -- Continued
water supply and continuing to encourage                  education and outreach to the general public. Groundwater
conservation are top priorities for Coldwater's           information is shared through water bill stuffers. -- Continued to
Groundwater Guardian team. Coldwater uses the             update a source water protection program and management plan for
Groundwater Guardian program to bring national            the area's drinking water supply. The plan was the first to be
attention to local groundwater protection efforts.        approved by the State of Michigan.




                             Section One - Page 21      2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
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 Holiday Breakfast to celebrate Groundwater Guardian
receive 100% of their drinking water from local           designation and bring together elected officials and staff members to
groundwater resources. Currently, groundwater-            share groundwater protection accomplishments. -- Developed a six
related concerns are unsealed abandoned wells,            month movie ad campaign to be shown in two major theatres. As a
urban sprawl and additional infrastructure, as well       result of running the movie ads, the number of hits to the Tri-County
as the ongoing education and involvement of               Regional Planning Commission website increased dramatically. --
elected officials. In addition, the need to close         Worked with Lansing, Delta, and Delhi Charter Townships to update
existing abandoned wells and control current well         existing wellhead protection plans.
drilling in areas already supplied by public water
concern the area. The Greater Lansing Area
Groundwater Guardian team uses the program to
gain information, ideas, and resources from other
communities and for inspiration to continue
protection efforts.




Kalamazoo, City of MI                                                                          Designated Since         1998
John P. Paquin                                            Phone: 269-337-8737
Dept. of Public Services, Environ. Services Div.          Fax: 269-337-8535
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                  Continued public education and outreach efforts, including classroom
community with typical known and potential                visits, community events, and water festivals. Stickers, bookmarks,
sources of contamination, including industrial and        magnets, demonstrations, and models were used as part of this
commercial sites. Groundwater provides all of the         effort. -- Created series of nine movie trailers with groundwater
drinking water for the City's 115,000 water               education and protection messages. Movie trailers currently run five
customers. Five of the City's 19 wellfields have          times per day, seven days per week on each of the "Kalamazoo 10"
had detectable levels of contamination, with two          movie screens. -- Finalized the "Wellhead Protection Capture Zones
requiring air strippers to remove volatile organic        Ordinance" and "Performance Standards for Groundwater Protection
compounds. Several wellfields are located in              within Wellhead Protection Capture Zones and Stormwater Quality
urbanized areas, increasing the potential for spills,     Management." The Ordinance and Standards were adopted by the
leaks, and other hazardous materials releases.            City Commission and integrated into the Phase II Stormwater Program.
Kalamazoo uses Groundwater Guardian to plan
and implement non-technical Wellhead Protection
Program projects, as well as providing project
framework to focus specific efforts.




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Marshall, City of MI                                                                          Designated Since         2007
Cheryl Vosburg                                          Phone: 269-781-3289
City of Marshall                                        Fax: 269-781-9980
323 W. Michigan Ave.                                    Email: cvosburg@cityofmarshall.com
Marshall, MI 49068 US                                   Web Site: cityofmarshall.com
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The City of Marshall's 7,500 residents rely on          Gave a presentation on water resource protection with an emphasis
groundwater for 100% of their drinking water            on wellhead protection at the local Sheriff Department's annual
needs. Though there are currently no major              Family Outdoor Education Event. --Presented activity focusing on
problems with local drinking water supplies,            water resource conservation and protection at Calhoun County
residents are concerned about protecting                Conservation District's annual Earth Day event. --Discussed
groundwater resources for future uses. Marshall         implementing green roof installation and other elements of low
uses Groundwater Guardian to educate local              impact development with local developer and local economic
citizens about the need to safeguard water              development team.
resources and their role in its protection.




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             Conducted an evaluation for potential new well sites on campus. --
students who receive 100% of their drinking water       Developed a fact sheet and newsletter article highlighting water
from groundwater. The majority of the campus            resources protection efforts on campus. The fact sheet was distributed
water supply wells are located just to the south of     at various campus events throughout the year, and the news article
the main campus where the University's                  was published in a newsletter distributed to MSU faculty and staff.
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.




                            Section One - Page 23     2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Texas, Charter Township of MI                                                                Designated Since         1997
Linda M. Kerr                                           Phone: 269-375-1591
Texas Township Groundwater Guardian Team                Fax: 269-375-0791
7110 West Q Avenue                                      Email: Lkerr@texastownship.org
Kalamazoo, MI 49009 US                                  Web Site: www.texastownship.org
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater supplies 100% of the drinking water         Continued public education efforts about annual testing of well water
to the 11,000 residents of Texas Township. The          and septic system maintenance, including information in a quarterly
Township is one of the fastest growing                  newsletter, distributing septic system literature, and supplying well
communities in southwestern Michigan. Both              testing kits.
residential and commercial growth are occurring,
and much of the area is not serviced by public
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
Mike Lahlum                                             Phone: 218-846-7102
Detroit Lakes Public Utilities                          Fax: 218-846-7109
P.O. Box 647                                            Email: mlahlum@lakesnet.net
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502 US                              Web Site: www.ci.detroit-lakes.mn.us/publicutilities
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater supplies 100% of the drinking water         Held a water festival attended by over 300 students, teachers, and
to the 7,438 people who live in the City of Detroit     volunteers.
Lakes. A wellhead protection plan with a 10 and
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
Holy Rosary School                                     Fax: 218-847-6367
1043 Lake Avenue                                       Email: cfoltz@holyrosarycc.org
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 US                             Web Site: www.holyrosarycc.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Holy Rosary Catholic School is located in the City     Held a water festival attended by 300 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.




Cargill Pork Missouri MO                                                                    Designated Since         1999
Jerry Foster                                           Phone: 573-634-4723
Cargill Pork                                           Fax: same as phone
2010 Wayne Avenue                                      Email: jerry foster@cargill.com
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0918 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. -- Cleaned litter along the
groundwater as their primary source of drinking        Bennet Springs Trout Stream in central Missouri. -- Required periodic
water, as well as for agricultural use. Proper         water testing for contaminants such as coliform bacteria from
manure management is one key to protecting the         producers. Farms with substandard results are targeted for additional
quality of groundwater, and Cargill Pork works to      testing and water supply remediation.
clear up public misconceptions that pork
producers are apathetic to groundwater quality
issues.




                            Section One - Page 25    2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Greene County MO                                                                            Designated Since        1995
Michael R. Kromrey                                     Phone: 417-866-1127
Watershed Committee of the Ozarks                      Fax: 417-866-1918
320 N Main Ave.                                        Email: mike@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            quarterly. -- Partnered with The Groundwater Foundation to hold an
needs. The county has two conditions which             2O on the Go Train the Trainer workshop. -- Provided a profile of
together increase jeopardy for groundwater             community groundwater protection efforts for The Groundwater
resources: karst geology and a high rate of            Foundation's Pathogen Primer.
population growth. The presence of karst greatly
increases the vulnerability of the shallow
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: 816-325-7699
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 at a local science center.
Currently, there are no major problems or risks of     Approximately 650 students participated in activities and experiments
contamination. A wellhead protection plan is in        focusing on groundwater protection. -- Began working with USGS to
place, but there have been problems with               update groundwater model and monitoring well network.
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.




                             Section One - Page 26   2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Sedalia MO                                                                                    Designated Since        2005
Tammy Lewis                                              Phone: 660-827-7820
Sedalia Water Dept. - SWP Committee                      Fax: 660-827-4177
901 E 3rd St.                                            Email: tlewis@cityofsedalia.com
Sedalia, MO 65301 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Sedalia is home to 20,500 people. Drinking water         Worked with the City of Sedalia to develop a groundwater protection
is supplied 20% by groundwater and 80% by                ordinance. The ordinance has been written and is awaiting approval.
surface water. Current sedimentation rates are
threatening surface water supplies, along with high
levels of phosphorus and nitrogen. Dropping
groundwater levels also are a concern for
residents. Sedalia uses Groundwater Guardian to
build relationships with landowners, sample
drinking water supplies, and increase education
efforts.




Alcorn State University MS                                                                    Designated Since        2007
Dr. Maifan Silitonga                                     Phone: 601-877-6534
Alcorn State University                                  Fax: 601-877-6523
1000 ASU Drive #852                                      Email: msilitonga@alcorn.edu
Alcorn State/Lorman, MS 39096 US                         Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Alcorn State University is geographically isolated       Introduced the concept of groundwater protection by distributing
from surrounding communities, and depends                questionnaires to the University community. Over 300
solely on its public wells to supply water for the       questionnaires were completed. The data collected will be used to
community. The University's water system relies          determine the percentage of the population that knows and
solely on groundwater pumped from three wells.           understands groundwater protection and potential sources of
Preservation of the quantity and quality of              contaminant to the public wells. Data will also be used to develop
groundwater for the Alcorn State University              different types of educational materials to be distributed to the
community is necessary to ensure its                     community.
sustainability. The Alcorn State University
Groundwater Guardian team uses the program to
help introduce the concepts of groundwater and
source water protectio to the community,
introduce and increase awreness of how to protect
the quality and quantity of the source, and identify
educational materials and information for
distribution to the community.




                             Section One - Page 27     2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Mecklenburg County NC                                                                       Designated Since         2006
Kim Garrett, Lisa Corbitt                              Phone: 704-336-5789
Mecklenburg Co. Groundwater & Wastewater Servic        Fax: 704-336-4391
700 N Tryon                                            Email: kim.garrett@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Charlotte, NC 28202 US                                 Web Site: www.groundwater.charmeck.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
In Mecklenburg County, approzimately 20% of            Held a second annual well contractors training seminar to train and
homes and busineses rely on groundwater as their       update well contractors on local regulations and issues. Fifty-five
drinking water source. Most of the people access       well contractors attended andreceived 8 CEUs.
groundwater through private and neighborhood
wells. Mecklenburg County is in an urban area
and has over 1,200 potential sites of
contamination. It is important to protect the
groundwater as a safe drinking water source and to
identify areas where it is not safe to drink.
Mecklenburg County uses Groundwater Guardian
to participate in community events that provide
opportunities to educate the public about the
groundwater system.




Orange County NC                                                                            Designated Since         1997
David Stancil                                          Phone: 919-245-2590
Environment and Resource Conservation Dept.            Fax: 919-644-3351
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          Completed a Water Resources Initiative to address need for water
for Orange County's 125,372 are met by local           education in the county, including hiring a Water Resources
groundwater supplies. The County is working to         Coordinator. -- Planning a Groundwater Awareness Day for late
proactively evaluate the quality and quantity of       2007, which will include presentations and hands-on activities
local groundwater supplies. Concerns include the       concerning groundwater issues in the community and how to check
impact of open space and cluster developments on       for and deal with contamination problems.
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.




                            Section One - Page 28    2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
Beatrice NE                                                                                       Designated Since          2006
Steve Kelley                                               Phone: 402-228-5217
Beatrice Public Works                                      Fax: 402-223-5181
P.O. Box 279                                               Email: skelley@bpw.ci.beatrice.ne.us
Beatrice, NE 68310 US                                      Web Site: www.ci.beatrice.ne.us
Community Profile:                                         Result Oriented Activities:
The City of Beatrice relies on groundwater for all         Hosted a demonstration on proper irrigation practices. Over 40
its drinking water needs. The city is home to over         growers participated in the demonstration. Each attendee was given
12,000 residents. Drinking water is supplied by            a moisture probe and drawings were held for 15 soil probes.
and blended from two separate wellfields. Nitrate
levels in both wellfields are a concern, and the
City plans to use Groundwater Guardian to help
educate farmers on best management practices
related to nitrogen use.




Cargill Team Blair NE                                                                             Designated Since          1996
Michelle Bucklin                                           Phone: 402-533-4248
Cargill Incorporated Sweeteners North America              Fax: 402-533-1698
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 2007 Nebraska Children's Groundwater
agriculture, but is also home to several large             Festival. -- Participated in the Earth Day celebration and field day
industrial facilities, including Cargill. Cargill is a     event at Arlington Elementary. -- Participated in the "Eyes on
large industrial user of water, and its treatment and      Conservation" event at Arbor Park Elementary. -- Invited local
reuse are top priorities as the water used by the          schools to submit grant applications for up to $3,000 in funding
plant is returned to the environment. As an                through the Cargill Cares/Water Matters mini-grant program.
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 participates in the Nebraska Children's
Groundwater Festival to extend its scope of
beyond the local Blair community.




                              Section One - Page 29      2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
David City NE                                                                                Designated Since         2004
Joe Johnson                                             Phone: 402-367-3135
City of David City                                      Fax: 402-367-3126
P.O. Box 91                                             Email: joejjohnson@alltel.net
David City, NE 68632 US                                 Web Site: www.davidcityne.com
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
David City is one of few Nebraska communities           Provided training for locally elected officials and residents on
currently implementing a Wellhead Protection            groundwater protection. Training will be extended to the cities and
Program enforced by a city ordinance. The               villages David City provides water to by means of the David
community, who's 2522 residents rely on                 City/Lower Platte North Natural Resource Districts rural water system.
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        Volunteered in various capacities during the 2007 Nebraska
wells located on an island in the Platte River to       Children's Groundwater Festival. -- Organized and hosted the
supply the city's drinking water. Around 1,500          Festival Feast. Tours of the festival were also given to anyone
private wells also provide drinking water to homes      interested in seeing the festival up-close. -- Provided volunteer
in and around the city. The sand and gravel             assistance during the Hall County Household Hazardous Waste Clean-
aquifer underlying the area is very porous, causing     up Day. Paint, pesticides, mercury, computers, oil and other
rapid recharge. While the porosity makes the            household wastes were collected from 509 vehicles. Over 36,200
aquifer suitable for well installation, any             pounds of material were collected, amounting to 55 drums of
contaminants present can easily leach into the          waste. -- Set up an educational booth at the Grand Island Children's
aquifer. Severe contamination from industrial           Day event. -- Developed a utility bill insert that was distributed to
solvents was discovered in 2003. Grand Island           over 23,000 households. -- Worked with the local Southern Public
uses Groundwater Guardian to develop methods            Power District to include information about groundwater protection
to raise awareness in the community about the           and publicize the annual "Test Your Well" event in their
importance of pollution prevention, potential           newsletter. -- Contacted the local newspaper about publishing
contaminants, and proper waste disposal.                articles about local groundwater contamination clean-up efforts. --
                                                        Worked with Grand Island television to feature reports on the
                                                        Children's Groundwater Festival and "Test Your Well" Night. --
                                                        Worked with the local Future Farmers of America chapter to test
                                                        private well water for nitrates at the county fair.




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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                                          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      Worked to continue the Arboretum Windmill project in which junior
quality, and the community's main goal is to           high and high school students test water from the windmill for pH,
maintain this quality. The 2,100 residents of          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 Resources
water needs. The City of Imperial is currently         District to monitor wells within the wellhead protection area. --
looking at a new wellfield to replace some of the      Continued a history of groundwater quality project, collecting data
older wells now on line. Groundwater quantity is       annually from municipal wells and the wellhead protection area and
becoming more of an issue as drought and high          entering them into a database. Tests show that nitrate levels have
irrigation needs are dropping the water table in       stayed under 3 ppm for the past several years. -- Continued to work
some areas. Imperial uses the Groundwater              with local 8th grade students in plugging abandoned wells in the
Guardian program to increase public awareness          area. -- Continued to present and volunteer at annual SCORE science
about groundwater concerns in the community            camp. -- Created two bill stuffers to be included with utility
and outlying areas.                                    statements. -- Presented "Big or Small, Plug 'Em All" for 130 4th and
                                                       5th grade students at the Children's Groundwater Festival in Grand
                                                       Island, Nebraska.




Keith County NE                                                                             Designated Since         2003
Nancy Armstrong                                        Phone:
Keith County Groundwater Guardians                     Fax:
                                                       Email: narmstro@esu16.org
Ogallala, NE   US                                      Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Keith County is home to 8,875 residents who            Worked with the Nebraska Water Center Education Committee to
receive 100% of their drinking water from local        sponsor water education events and activities at the Lake
groundwater supplies. Keith County is also home        McConaughy Visitor's Center.
to Nebraska's largest reservoir, Lake
McConaughy. While no known problems exist
with drinking water, residents are concerned about
potential contamination by improperly constructed
or maintained septic systems, concentrated
livestock operations, and agricultural nitrate
contamination. Keith County uses Groundwater
Guardian for resources, education, well-testing,
and public awareness.




                            Section One - Page 31    2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
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@lincoln.ne.gov
Lincoln, NE 68522 US                                      Web Site: www.lincoln.ne.gov
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
The 225,000 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 through Test*Your*Well events as a
areas in the county, yet still wanting city services.     part of the grant. Assistance was also provided in implementing
Therefore, the need for information about current         Test*Your*Well events across the state of Nebraska.
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@lincoln.ne.gov
Lincoln, NE 68503 US                                      Web Site: www.lincoln.ne.gov
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Lincoln's 257,513 residents rely solely on                Sponsored the annual "Be Water Wise" water conservation poster
groundwater for their drinking water needs. The           contest for 5th grade students. Eleven students were honored at a
Platte River provides most of the recharge for the        press conference where the mayor presented the winners with
city's water supply near Ashland, and has recently        prizes. Artwork from the contest was displayed on the city website.
shown an increasing level of agricultural                 The first place poster was put on a StarTran busboard to travel the city
chemicals after rain storms. Continued drought            for two months, and another was chosen for a 40X10 billboard that
also continues to be a concern for the area. The          travels throughout the city. -- Set up a booth at a variety of trade
continued growth of Lincoln requires the city to          event shows. The booth featured a number of free water
continue long-term water conservation programs.           conservation gifts, such as pencils, rulers, rain collectors, coloring
Lincoln uses Groundwater Guardian as an avenue            books, water pitchers and toilet banks. -- Performed demonstration
for public awareness and community education.             on water quality at the Earth Wellness Festival for 300 students. --
                                                          Maintained a water conservation landscaping project at the Lincoln
                                                          Water System office with low water use turf and signage describing
                                                          water conservation. -- Presented the Lincoln Lancaster Environmental
                                                          Award for Water Conservation to Lincoln Composites and Pius X
                                                          High School. -- Sent 75,000 bill inserts featuring color artwork
                                                          promoting rain sensors and water facts to water customers. -- Hired a
                                                          student intern to develop Standard Operating Procedures for handling
                                                          water complaints at Lincoln Water System. --Organized a showing
                                                          and discussion group for the premiere of "The Price of Water," a
                                                          Nebraska Educational Television documentary outlining the impact of
                                                          various water users on water supply and water quality.


                              Section One - Page 32     2007 Groundwater Guardian Community Profiles
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                   Continued to identify groundwater monitoring wells for abandonment
management practices, some areas of Offutt AFB           as part of a wellhead protection effort, eliminating a pathway for
are 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 14 local elementary schools, reaching over 2,130
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, 88 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 groundwater
expand programs to educate the community about           systems. Also applied over 500 storm drain markers to base's storm
current pollution prevention measures, and               sewer inlets. -- Continued work on a recycling program to maintain a
encourage community members to participate in            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
Don Ogle                                                 Phone: 308-254-2377
South Platte Natural Resources District                  Fax: 308-254-2783
P.O. Box 294                                             Email: dogle@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 co-sponsorship 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 buffalo grasses and xeriscape.
source of groundwater 18 miles northwest of              Over 24,768 square feet of irrigated lawn has been replaced since the
town, while placing stringent outside watering           program began, saving over 560,000 gallons of water per year. --
restrictions on residents. Levels of nitrate in the      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 17th Annual Western Nebraska
excessive fertilizers applied to lawns in town.          Children's Groundwater Festival, attended by 4th grade students from
Sidney uses the Groundwater Guardian program             area schools. -- Continued local wellhead protection activities.
to build awareness about local groundwater issues        Drafts of wellhead protection plans from other communities in
through public education.                                Nebraska were reviewed to develop a template for communities in
                                                         the Sidney Area. In addition, seven 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
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 10,000 children and adults. A new education center
flow of a stream, allowing visitors to make the        was opened, allowing the center to reach even more people.
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: wjm@gpcom.net
Trenton, NE 69044 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides all of the drinking water for     Refurbished the Groundwater Guardian team float for Trenton's
the 575 residents of Trenton. Two new wells            annual Harvest Festival parade. -- Provided free copies of the
provide excellent high quality water to the            pamphlet "Make Every Drop Count" to over 500 community
community, and the Groundwater Guardian team           residents. -- Published articles furnished by the National Ground
plans to reinforce citizen awareness regarding         Water Association of the American Ground Water Trust during
their drinking water and its protection. The new       National Ground Water Awareness Week.
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 Taylor                                            Phone: 603-424-9241 ext. 101
Merrimack Village District                             Fax: 603-424-0563
P.O. Box 1949                                          Email: jill.taylor@mvdwater.org
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 its
Merrimack's drinking water needs, keeping up           Groundwater Guardian status and information about protection
with water demand throughout the town's build-         efforts. -- Reviewed each construction plan presented to the planning
out is a concern. Keeping the public aware of          board with the intent to protect the wellhead area and
groundwater, watershed, and wellhead protection,       groundwater. -- Continued to facilitate self-guided tours of alternative
as well water conservation practices, are top          landscaping to share ideas and increase knowledge of landscaping
priorities for the community. In addition, the         that promotes water conservation. -- Continued to promote odd-even
Groundwater Guardian team wants to emphasize           watering programs to help conserve and protect groundwater
wellhead protection, education of the community        withdrawals during the peak summer season, as well as the spring
and especially town officials, and promote             and fall.
alternative landscape projects to the public.




Pompton Lakes NJ                                                                              Designated Since         2004
Ellis L. Marples                                       Phone: 973-248-6506
Pomtpon Lakes Groundwater Guardian Committee           Fax:
30 Colfax Avenue                                       Email: ellis@ellismarples.com; elmarples@optonline.net
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 US                             Web Site: www.pomptonlakes.org
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Pompton Lakes is located northwest of the New          Sponsored an Annual River Cleanup along the Pequannock and
York City metro. The 11,000 residents utilize          Wanaque Rivers. Approximately 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     Worked to pass an ordinance to restrict post-development lot
needs of the 22,000 residents in the Stafford          coverage and allow for more groundwater recharge. The passage of
Township area. Current groundwater concerns            ordinance has reduced the growth of impervious coverage in
facing residents include saltwater intrusion,          developed areas, increased groundwater recharge and open space,
groundwater recharge, watershed management,            and promoted using an underground recharge system to capture roof
and development impact. Stafford Township uses         runoff.
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
Mitch Bishop                                           Phone: 702-822-8317
Southern Nevada Water Authority                        Fax: 702-258-7146
1001 South Valley View Blvd. #760                      Email: mitch.bishop@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 29 households to connect to a municipal water system
million population continues to grow. The              in 2007. -- 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 2007, 49 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. Nineteen unused wells were plugged in 2007. --
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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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: billtull@frontiernet.net
Chester, NY 10918 US                                   Web Site: www.thetownofchester.org
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 for the sixth year.
and is working to continue to protect its              Over 420 students participated in this year's water conservation
groundwater and to educate its people about            classes.
groundwater protection and water conservation,
and will use Groundwater Guardian to implement
educational programs and wellhead inspections.




Cornwall, Town of NY                                                                        Designated Since         2003
Richard Randazzo                                       Phone: 845-534-3760
Town of Cornwall                                       Fax: 845-534-4342
Town Hall, 183 Main Street                             Email: rrandazzo@cornwallny.gov
Cornwall, NY 12518 US                                  Web Site: www.cornwallny.gov
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       Continued implementation of 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. -- Performed 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                                             Email: gmcandrews@hotmail.com
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 for the fifth year. -- Prepared and
composed of agricultural and developed land.             distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to water
Although there is no immediate threat to the             customers and the Department of Health. -- Worked with community
quality of the area's water, the Village wishes to       service workers 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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Greenwood Lake, Village of NY                                                                   Designated Since         1999
Barbara Moore                                             Phone: 845-477-9215
Village of Greenwood Lake                                 Fax: 845-477-9390
P.O. Box 7                                                Email: bmoore@villageofgreenwoodlake.org
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. -- Worked with local
supplies could become contaminated.                       Boy Scout Troop to stencil "No Dumping" signs on storm drain inlets.




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            Aired public service announcements regarding water conservation
district, which utilizes local groundwater supplies       and wellhead protection on local cable television. -- Prepared and
for the Town's 4,686 residents' drinking water            distributed the Annual Water Quality Report to town water customers
needs. The Town is working to protect its                 and the Department of Health. -- Continued storm drain stenciling on
groundwater and educate citizens about the                storm drain catch basins. -- Worked with the Town Council to add a
importance of groundwater protection and water            wellhead and aquifer protection overlay district to the Town's zoning
conservation. Hamptonburgh uses Groundwater               code. -- Began implementation of the Stormwater Phase II
Guardian through educational programs, wellhead           requirements, including education and outreach, public involvement,
inspections, and in its work with the Orange              illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
County Water Authority.                                   stormwater management, and pollution prevention for municipal
                                                          operation. -- Presented groundwater model and distributed
                                                          groundwater and water conservation information at Hamptonburgh
                                                          County 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 dpw@frontiernet.net
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. This was the 11th year water conservation
groundwater supply. Harriman's water supply is           classes were taught in the school district. -- Prepared and distributed
currently threatened by existing contamination           the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to water customers and the
sites. Although the Village is dealing with the          Department of Health. -- Aired public service announcements
contamination problems, it is working to educate         regarding water conservation and wellhead protection on local cable
its citizens about the need for groundwater              television. -- Worked with a local Boy Scout troop to stencil "No
protection. The Village will use the Groundwater         Dumping" on storm drain inlets. -- Began implementation of the
Guardian program to add a water conservation             Stormwater Phase II requirements, including education and outreach,
and pollution prevention education program, and          public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination,
work with the Orange County Water Authority to           stormwater runoff control, stormwater management, and pollution
enhance its wellhead protection program.                 prevention for municipal operation.




Highlands, Town of NY                                                                          Designated Since          2000
Inga Quaintance                                          Phone: 845-446-4280
Town of Highlands                                        Fax: 845-446-4298
254 Main Street                                          Email: lori.hurst@townofhighlands.com
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 for the ninth year. --
about groundwater protection and water                   Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
conservation. The Town of Highlands                      water customers and the Department of Health. -- Implemented
Groundwater Guardian team uses the program to            Stormwater Phase II requirements, including education and outreach,
implement educational programs and continue              public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination,
wellhead protection efforts.                             stormwater 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           Continued the Hudson River Estuary Program to provide financial,
Conservation's Hudson River Estuary Program was          technical, and educational support to municipalities, community
created to assist communities through financial          groups, and other watershed partnerships to proactively assist existing
and technical assistance in their efforts to protect     regulatory and voluntary programs in the watershed. Groundwater
and restore groundwater and stream flow through          components have been integrated into the program's watershed
a watershed approach. The program focuses on             protection efforts.
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.




Hudson River Watershed Alliance NY                                                             Designated Since         2006
Katy Dunlap                                              Phone: 845-454-7673 x116
Hudson River Watershed Alliance                          Fax: 845-454-7953
112 Little Market Street                                 Email: katy@clearwater.org
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US                                Web Site: http://www.hudsonwatershed.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Hudson River Watershed is a network of               Made plans to hold a conference in November 2007 to discuss
agencies, environmental groups, research and             important water resource protection issues in the Hudson River
educational organizations, and loal grassroots           Basin. -- Created an organizational website which serves as a
groups that share the common goal of protecting          regional clearinghouse of information on the water resources of the
and restoring water resrouces throughout the             basin. -- Updated and maintained a group discussion website to
basin. Major aquifers in the watershed consists          provide an open forum for the posting and discussion of news and
mainly of sand and gravel, while many private            information relating to the Hudson River Watershed and the
wells rely on groundwater from fractures in the          Alliance. The website is
bedrock. According to the USGS National Water            http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/hudsonriverwatershed/. -- Held
Quality Assessment study, groudnwater quality in         four networking breakfasts to provide and opportunity for community
the basin is similar to the median for comparable        members to network and learn about current happenings in their
areas nationally. Pesticides, namely atrazine, is        local watershed.
found frequently and exceeds the national
median. VOC levels also frequently exceed the
national median in urban areas, while nitrate and
dissovled solid concentrations exceed drinking
water standards in some areas. The Hudson River
Watershed Alliance team uses Groundwater
Guardian as a tool for enhancing education and
outreach activities.




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Kensico Environmental Enhancement Program (KEEP) NY                                           Designated Since         2006
Nancy Levine                                           Phone: 914-742-2086
Kensico Environmental Enhancement Program              Fax: 914-773-4530
NYCDEP 465 Columbus Ave.                               Email: nlevine@dep.nyc.gov
Valhalla, NY 10595 US                                  Web Site: www.nyc.gov/dep/keep
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The Kensico Environmental Enhancement Program          Sponsored a "Trout in the Classroom" program at a local middle
(KEEP) is a joint effort between New York City         school. Students learn about water quality impacts on wildlife while
Department of Environmental Protection and             caring for trout in their classroom and releasing them into a local
Kensico Reservoir watershed communities to             water body. -- Held a Watershed Water Conservation and Water
protect and enhance water quality in the Kensico       Quality Preservation Art and Poetry Contest for area 7th and 8th
Reservoir. KEEP involves coordinated surveillnace      grade students. -- Worked to develop a fact sheet about the Kensico
of the reservoir, community education and              Reservoir to inform residents about the high quality of the reservoir's
outreach on issues related to the reservoir and        water and the need to protect it.
surrounding watershed, and environmental
programs for chidrn. Nonpoint source pollution of
reservoirs in the New York City Water Supply
System are a concern for the team, which uses
Groundwater Guardian to focus on the joint efforts
of the Department and the community to promote
watershed protection and provide opportunities for
watershed residents to learn how they or their
community can help prevent nonpoint source
pollution.




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                                           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 3,400 water customers, non-billed customers, and the
drinking water from local groundwater supplies.        Department of Health. -- Implemented Stormwater Phase II
Recently the Village drilled five new wells to         requirements, including education and outreach, public involvement,
supplement its existing water supply. The Village      illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
wishes to protect both its groundwater supply and      stormwater management, and pollution prevention for municipal
to educate its people about groundwater                operation. -- Included a brochure and dye tablets in water bills to
protection and water conservation. Kiryas Joel         give homeowners conservation tips and a tool to check if their toilet
uses the Groundwater Guardian program to teach         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 Thorp                                               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
Marlinda Duncanson, Mayor                                Phone: 845-346-4101
City of Middletown                                       Fax: 845-343-7439
City Hall, 16 James Street                               Email: dpw@frontiernet.net
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. Replaced nine valves in the distribution
are concerned about the loss of water from leaks         system, and repaired three water main breaks. -- Prepared and
and faulty meters, backflows into water                  distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to water
distribution lines, watershed pollution, the effects     customers and the Department of Health. -- Continued to replace
of urbanization on the area watershed, and the           large consumption meters with a consumption of 2,500,000 or more
education of citizens and students about water           gallons with trace radio frequency meters. Over 265 meters were
conservation and watershed protection.                   replaced. -- Provided public information to water customers,
Middletown uses the Groundwater Guardian                 including water bill stuffers, conservation tips, and water audits
program to build public awareness, help with the         through newspaper and local cable television. Water Department
enforcement of local watershed rules and                 also began offering senior citizens home water audits.
regulations, and with the water meter update and
backflow prevention programs.




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Monroe, Town of NY                                                                          Designated Since         2001
Sandy Leonard                                          Phone: 845-783-1900 ext. 227
Town of Monroe                                         Fax: 845-782-5597
11 Stage Road                                          Email: arl1@monroeny.org
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. This was the 11th year water conservation
resources. The Town wishes to continue to              classes were taught in the school district. -- Aired public service
protect its groundwater and to educate its people      announcements about water conservation and wellhead protection
about groundwater protection and water                 on local public-access television channel and on Town website. --
conservation. Monroe uses Groundwater                  Introduced diploid grass carp into Walton Lake to keep weeds that
Guardian through educational programs, a water         were choking lake at bay. Walton Lake serves as the primary water
main leak detection program, and wellhead              supply for the neighboring Village of Chester. -- Maintained "Don't
inspections.                                           Dump" messages stenciled on town storm drain inlets. -- Encouraged
                                                       residents to participate in the Orange County Hazardous Waste and
                                                       Tire Disposal Day. -- Continued to coordinate with the 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.



Monroe, Village of NY                                                                       Designated Since         2001
John Karl, Mayor                                       Phone: 845-782-8341
Village of Monroe                                      Fax: 845-782-3006
7 Stage Road                                           Email: vomclerk@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 Water Quality Report to 4,500
supply is Lake Mombasha. The watershed around          water customers and the Department of Health. -- Taught water
the lake is located within the Town of Monroe and      conservation classes Monroe-Woodbury School District for the 11th
is under development pressure, and the Village         year in a row. -- Distributed a water conservation newsletter to all
recently installed three wells for future water        water customers. -- Aired public service announcements on local
supply sources. The Village is also working to         cable television. -- Implemented Stormwater Phase II requirements,
protect its watershed and educate its 8,500            including education and outreach, public involvement, illicit
citizens about water conservation, watersheds, and     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
Susan Cockburn                                          Phone: 845-457-2600
Town of Montgomery                                      Fax: 845-457-2603
Town Hall, 110 Bracken Road                             Email: tomsupervisor@frontiernet.net
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 and the Department of Health. -- Continued to
from local groundwater supplies. Currently,             enforce a local law requiring new water customers and existing
contamination from uncontrollable events and non-       commercial water customers to have water meters. -- Passed a local
point source discharges are concerns for the area.      law requiring developers to prepare a stormwater management plan
Montgomery uses the Groundwater Guardian                prior to development. If drainage from the site impacts groundwater
program in various educational programs.                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: 845-457-5698
P.O. Box 116                                            Email: villageofmontgomery@hvc.rr.com
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.
from the urban setting. The Village wishes to
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: sgruber100@verizon.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. -- Developed and distributed a brochure featuring a
Woodbury. The bedrock aquifers serve the Towns           watershed map and detailed information about the watershed.
of Blooming Grove, Hamptonburgh, New
Windsor, and Woodbury. The watershed is under
intense growth pressure, and preservation of water
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.




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; newsanette@hvc.rr.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 at the Vails Gate Elementary
of their water from the New York City Catskill           School. This is the 7th year of water conservation classes at the
Aqueduct; however, a large part of the City of           school. -- Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence
Newburgh watershed is located in the Town of             Report to water customers and the Department of Health. -- Began
New Windsor. One of the city reservoirs serves as        efforts to place water conservation information on the Town of New
an emergency source of water if the aqueduct is          Windsor's website. -- Implemented Stormwater Phase II
out of service. Potential contamination from             requirements, including education and outreach, public involvement,
various land use actions threaten the Town's water       illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
supply. New Windsor uses Groundwater                     stormwater management, and pollution prevention for municipal
Guardian to raise awareness among the general            operation.
public about the potential for contamination,
actions that may impact the water supply,
watershed protection, and water conservation.




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Newburgh, City of NY                                                                           Designated Since          2001
John Platt, Water Superintendent                         Phone: 845-565-3356
City of Newburgh                                         Fax: 845-565-2537
City Hall, 83 Broadway                                   Email: jplatt@cityofnewburgh-ny.gov
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. The report was
Brown's Pond. The New York City Catskill                 published in both Spanish and English, the first in Orange County,
Aqueduct is a backup water supply source for the         New York. -- Worked with the City's leak detection contractor to
City's 27,000 residents. The majority of the             perform a listening survey to detect and repair leaks in the City's 75
watersheds feeding the reservoirs are outside the        miles of water mains. -- Implemented Stormwater Phase II
City limits, and an international airport is located     requirements, including education and outreach, public involvement,
in the Lake Washington watershed. Other                  illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
concerns include potential contamination from            stormwater management, and pollution prevention for municipal
various forms of land use and the public's lack of       operation. -- Implemented a new water metering system, which
awareness about the impact of their actions on the       allows the utility to measure and compare water production and the
water supply. Newburgh uses Groundwater                  amount of water metered to calculate potential losses.
Guardian to raise awareness for watershed
protection and water conservation.




Orange County NY                                                                               Designated Since          1995
James Beaumont                                           Phone: 845-361-4541
Orange County Water Authority                            Fax: 845-361-1045
Eustance and Horowitz, P.O. Box 42                       Email: jbeaumont@ehengineers.com; jbell@co.orange.ny
Circleville, NY 10924 US                                 Web Site: www.waterauthority.orangecountygov.com
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. -- Implemented Stormwater Phase II
population continues to grow. Future water               requirements, including education and outreach, public involvement,
supplies for the County will come from                   illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control,
groundwater, making the protection of potential          stormwater management, and pollution prevention. -- Educated over
and actual water supplies a priority. Orange             5,000 students about groundwater, water conservation, water quality,
County uses the Groundwater Guardian program             and the impact of land use on water. -- Held the Orange County Soil
to educate public and municipal leaders about            and Water Conservation District's Conservation Field Days, a two-day
potential groundwater supplies, potential                event for County 6th graders to learn about local environmental
groundwater contamination, and the conservation          issues. -- Gave presentations to 1,625 students in grades K-12 about
of existing water supplies.                              water quality, conservation, various types of pollution, and land
                                                         use. -- Sponsored hazardous waste collection days. -- Conducted bio-
                                                         monitoring of 100 stream sites in County. -- Received a grant from
                                                         USEPA and the NY State Energy Research and Development
                                                         Authority to do a research, construction, and education project
                                                         addressing existing water quality problems in Greenwood Lake and
                                                         Mountain Lodge Park and focusing on the use of decentralized
                                                         wastewater planning methods and decentralized technology to
                                                         provide cost-effective solutions for protecting water quality

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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                                            Email: lbarber7@juno.com
Pine Bush, NY 12566 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Orange County Audubon Society is                     Maintained and increased awareness of sanctuaries, all of which
concerned about the quality and quantity of the          contain wetlands. -- Increased visibility of the Society's Groundwater
area's groundwater, as well as the possibility of        Guardian designation by posting Groundwater Guardian road signs
aquifer contamination due to runoff. The Society         and adding the logo to the new Society letterhead and publications.
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.




Otisville, Village of NY                                                                       Designated Since         2000
Barbara McDowell                                         Phone: 845-386-5172
Village of Otisville                                     Fax: 845-386-4519
P.O. Box 873                                             Email: villageclerk@villageofotisville.com
Otisville, NY 10963 US                                   Web Site: www.villageofotisville.com
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.




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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                                              Email: crawfordwatersewer@hvc.rr.com
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              Prepared and distributed the Annual Consumer Confidence Report to
from other Guardian communities to bring                 water customers and the Department of Health.
attention to the need for the protection and
conservation of water resources.




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: vmlopez@frontiernet.net
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.




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Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council NY                                            Designated Since       2006
Janet Burnet                                           Phone: 845-323-7962
Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council          Fax:
20 Spook Rock Road                                     Email: supervisor@ramapo.org
Suffern, NY 10901 US                                   Web Site: www.ramapowatershed.com
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The Ramapo River Watershed is a U.S. EPA               Developed a website to allow public access to Council materials,
designated Sole Source Aquifer and a New York          including watershed maps, water conservation materials, and
State designated Primary Aquifer amd is home to        groundwater maps. -- Began working with area planning departments
over 500,000 people. It is the primary                 to develop watershed maps and GIS map layers, including watershed
contributing source of water for over two million      boundaries, aquifer boundaries, well locations, wellhead protection
people in both New York and New Jersey. The            areas, roads, and municipal boundaries. -- Applied for funding to
aquifer is comprised of fractured bedrock and a        share existing GIS programs and technical data with municipalities
productive shallow sand and gravel area. The           throughout the watershed, identify and map open space and sensitive
entire 163 square mile watershed is located within     lands, analyze existing land and water protection ordinances, and
50 miles of New York City, and is becoming more        conduct outreach and education. Grant monies were not awarded.
urbanized. It is crossed by several major highways     However, RRWIC received the 2006 New York State Governor's
and very active commuter and freight railroads         Quality Communities Award for Excellence.
and is stressed during dry summer months. The
Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council
is a confederation of citizens and officials from
loca, state, and federal agencies who recognize
the need to protect the watershed. The team uses
Groundwater Guardian to help educate the public
about the threats to the watershed and secure
funding for studies and protective measures.



Suffolk County NY                                                                           Designated Since       1998
Henry Bokuniewicz                                      Phone: 631-632-8674
Suffolk County Water Authority                         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: www.msrc.sunysb.edu
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                                            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 Garrison at West Point NY                                                      Designated Since       2005
Kevin Kirkpatrick                                       Phone: 845-938-5175
Directorate of Public Works                             Fax: 845-938-4588
IMNE-MIL-PWE-M Building, 667A Ruger Road                Email: kevin.kirkpatrick@usma.edu
West Point, NY 10996-1592 US                            Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The United States Military Academy (USMA) is            Implemented a public awareness program, providing training on
located in West Point, New York. Its population         storm water management, soil and erosion control, storm water
of over 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 to local water
Protection of these sources, as well as additional      customers via mail, the Earth Day and Community Fair, and the
groundwater sources subject to growth pressure, is      internet. -- Implemented the Stormwater Phase II requirements,
a top priority for the USMA. West Point has             which includes public education and outreach, public involvement,
implemented and expanded post-wide water                illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site
conservation and education programs, and use            stormwater runoff control, post-construction stormwater management,
Groundwater Guardian to educate the public,             and pollution prevention measures. -- Labeled storm drains with
military, and civilian leaders about groundwater        "Dump No Waste, Drains to River" during construction and road
supplies, potential groundwater contamination,          repairs. This is an ongoing program which is forecasted to reach 25
and the conservation of existing supplies.              catch basins annually.




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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. -- Worked to replace
community's concerns are concentrated on loss of       old water meters with new touch-pad style meters for eventual
water from leaks and faulty meters. Walden uses        remote reads. Fifteen percent have been replaced village-wide. --
the Groundwater Guardian program to build              Aired public service announcements regarding water conservation,
public awareness and help with the enforcement         conservation notices, and notices of water main flushings on local
of local wellhead protection and watershed rules       cable television. -- Continued meter testing/leak detection
and regulations.                                       program. -- 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. -- Continued locating, cleaning, and exercising all main
                                                       valves in the Village.




Wallkill, Town of NY                                                                        Designated Since        1999
Ed Smith                                               Phone: 845-342-1668
Town of Wallkill                                       Fax: 845-342-6255
P.O. Box 398                                           Email: watersewer@townofwallkill.com
Middletown, NY 10941 US                                Web Site: www.townofwallkill.com
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.




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Warwick, Town of NY                                                                         Designated Since         2001
Kathleen Yohe                                          Phone: 212-250-5022
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 Water Quality Report to water
districts and four private community water             customers and the Department of Health. -- Aired public service
systems. Groundwater provides 100% of the              announcements regarding water conservation and wellhead
drinking water for Warwick's 29,121 residents.         protection on local cable television. -- Collaborated with the Orange
The Town is under intense development pressure         County Water Authority to bring water conservation classes to the
and wishes to continue to protect its groundwater      Sandford, Pine Island, and Kings Elementary Schools.
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.




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: clerkvow@hvcbiz.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
water conservation.                                    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.




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Woodbury, Town of NY                                                                           Designated Since          1997
William McClennan, Water Supt.; John Burke, Sup.         Phone: 845-928-9514 or 845-928-6829
Town of Woodbury                                         Fax: 845-928-8087 or 845-928-8214
P.O. Box 1004                                            Email: woodburywater@hotmail.com;townofwoodbury@
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 10th 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.




Brown County OH                                                                                Designated Since          2005
Lowell Allen, President                                  Phone: 937-375-4106 ext. 232
Brown County Rural Water Association                     Fax: 937-375-6036
3818 US 52                                               Email: bcrwa@bright.net
Ripley, OH 45014 US                                      Web Site: www.bcrwa.com
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 the development of a wellhead protection
groundwater, with wells over 70 feet deep tapping        management plan. -- Created a website for the Brown County Rural
into the Ohio River Aquifer. This aquifer is highly      Water Association and Groundwater Guardian team. -- Held the
susceptible to contamination, due to the sand and        Brown County Water Festival for 250 attendees, including students,
gravel composition of the aquifer and its proximity      teachers, and adults. -- Developed a Brown County Wellhead
to potential contaminant sources. Specific               Protection Program newsletter for local residents. Over 8,000 copies
contamination concerns include septic tanks,             were published and distributed. -- Conducted quarterly wellhead
agrigultural chemicals, highway traffic, and             protection committee meetings for local groundwater users. --
potential gravel mining operations. One                  Adopted a section of highway US52 between White Oak Creek and
production well was contaminated by VOCs in              Straight Creek for quarterly cleanups. This section of the highway is
1996. A pump-and-treat remediation system was            near community wellfields and is part of the wellhead protection
installed as a result. Brown County uses                 area. -- Worked with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to
Groundwater Guardian to educate the public               protect bald eagle nest and organize viewing area. The nest is the
about the importance of protecting groundwater           first bald eagle nest in Ohio River Valley in over 100 years and is
resources and to instill a sense of ownership of the     located in the Brown County wellfield. -- Replaced existing fuel tanks
well fields in community residents.                      within the wellhead protection area.




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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 5,400 businesses and residents in the
found in the groundwater, and hundreds of                 Wellfield Protection Area. -- Held the 11th Annual Children's
businesses with 175 million pounds of hazardous           Groundwater Festival, which was attended by approximately 1,500
materials operate near the wellfields. Dayton,            4th grade students and 300 volunteers and featured presentations,
Huber Heights, Riverside, Vandalia, Harrison              entertainers, mascots, and outdoor activities. The team celebrated its
Township, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base             Groundwater Guardian designation during the festival's Dignitaries
initiated a wellfield protection program using            Luncheon. -- Continued updating the Well Field Protection Program
overlay zoning, monitoring, emergency response,           Ordinances in the City of Dayton. The key areas of the focus on
and financial incentives for risk reduction               adding new exclusions from reporting requirements and increasing
activities. Dayton uses Groundwater Guardian to           the amount of household-type cleaning chemicals that can be
increase citizen awareness of the wellfield               handled by a business without being reported. Many public meetings
protection program, provide groundwater and               and meetings with interested parties were held. The amendments
environmental education for children, and provide         were adopted by the City of Dayton, and it is anticipated that the
groundwater education for the general public.             other five partners in the area will enact the same or similar
                                                          amendments. -- Printed a Well Field Protection Program brochure,
                                                          which will be distributed to residents of Dayton and outlying
                                                          jurisdictions. -- Offered free spill prevention classes to all busnineese
                                                          in the Well Field Protection Area in cooperation with local
                                                          community college where HAZMAT courses are regularly held. The
                                                          training included hands-on activities and demonstrations of spill clean
                                                          up procedures. Each attendee also received a spill kit. -- Gave 19
                                                          presentations to the public at various events
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 East River Road                                      Email: tmclelln@ci.hamilton.oh.us
Fairfield, OH 45014 US                                    Web Site: www.gwconsortium.org
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
The Hamilton to New Baltimore Groundwater                 Administered the area's WHP Program. Businesses within ten year
Consortium is made up of the cities of Cincinnati,        time of travel zones were registered as part of management strategies
Fairfield, Hamilton, the SW Regional Water                in sensitive areas, and businesses storing or using regulated materials
District, and the SW OH Water Co., but is                 conducted walk-through inventories to verify that regulated materials
growing to include additional water users and             were properly stored according to local WHP regulations. --
distributors. The Consortium wells are interrelated       Continued to update and maintain the local WHP website. -- Planned
physically and directly influence the capture zone        and implemented a cleanup of the Great Miami River. -- Planned the
size of each system's wells. The Wellhead                 Butler County Water Festival, attended by over 1,000 4th, 5th, and
Protection (WHP) Area consists of a sand and              6th grade students. -- Implemented a program to install signage along
gravel buried valley aquifer overlain by a densely        the Great Miami River Bike path stressing the importance of
populated industrial community. The majority of           protecting the drinking water source. -- Updated banners with the
the wells behave hydrogeologically as a collective        Groundwater Guardian logo at water plants and supply centers within
wellfield yet politically are looked at as separate       the Consortium. -- Continued to update plaques with groundwater
wellfields. The characteristics that make it a            protection information at Consortium monitoring wells. -- Updated
productive source of drinking water are the same          and distributed the WHP Program newsletter for businesses within
characteristics that make it susceptible to pollution     the WHP area. -- Worked with New Miami Village to set up a
from USTs, general chemical handling, dry wells,          Groundwater Guardian team as part of their source water protection
and improperly abandoned wells. The Consortium            program's education and outreach. -- Planned and implemented an
uses GG to inform the public about protecting             Earth Day event in downtown Hamilton, OH attended by over 600
groundwater resources, as well as to teach a basic        people. -- Worked in partnership with local agencies to plan and
understanding of what groundwater is and how              implement a River Days event to promote the recreational use of the
human activities may affect its quality.                  Miami River while stressing the importance of protecting the river
                                                          and aquifer beneath it -- Supervised the Regional Science Olympiad

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH                                                           Designated Since         1998
Martin Nicodemus                                       Phone: 937-257-5527
WPAFB Groundwater Advisory Committee                   Fax: 937-656-1534
88 ABW/EMO, Bldg. 89, 5490 Pearson Road                Email: Martin.Nicodemus2@wpafb.af.mil
WPAFB, OH 45433 US                                     Web Site:
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
The WPAFB community is concerned with the              Completed a survey of stormwater and sanitary sewer cross-
quality of the base's drinking water. This concern     connections. Construction to eliminate cross connections and
is due to the number of landfill contaminants that     discharge to area streams and rivers is 60% complete. -- Signed
have been found throughout the base. Extensive         Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Dayton to provide
remediation has been accomplished; however, it         control mechanisms to discourage the storage of hazardous
has been difficult to change perceptions. Wright-      substances above the sole source aquifer that Wright-Patterson Air
Patterson uses the Groundwater Guardian program        Force Base and surrounding communities rely on for their drinking
to develop and provide public awareness                water. -- Participated in the City of Dayton's 11th Annual Children's
programs regarding the remediation of landfill         Water Festival. -- Completed clean up of lead contaminated soil at
contaminants, as well as implement a wellfield         the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Facility.
protection program to prevent possible
groundwater contamination.




Cargill Pork Oklahoma OK                                                                     Designated Since         1999
Perry Jones                                            Phone: 479-650-0401
Cargill Pork                                           Fax: 918-427-2245
P.O. Box 1165                                          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 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. -- Converted sow water nipples on 26 contract sow
                                                       farms. Water metering showed significant reduction in the amount of
                                                       water used daily on each sow farm.




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Cargill Pork Tahona Boar Stud OK                                                            Designated Since        2000
Randy Shook                                            Phone: 918-654-3550
Cargill Pork                                           Fax: 918-654-3169
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, analyze, and correct potential problems. --
therefore Cargill Pork Tahona Boar Stud plans to       Conducted quarterly clean ups of 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.




Cambridge, City of Ontario                                                                  Designated Since        1997
Paul Willms                                            Phone: 519-740-4650 x4559
Cambridge Environmental Advisory Committee             Fax: 519-622-6184
P.O. Box 669                                           Email: willmsp@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 community events promoting environmental
municipal wells are situated in industrial areas       awareness by demonstrating groundwater models, discussing water
where there are known impacts to groundwater.          issues with the public, and distributing groundwater protection and
The City's population of 113,000 continues to          preservation information. -- Continued to update and refine the
grow and will require additional wells to meet the     content of the teaching aid "Where Does My Drinking Water Come
growing water demand. Water conservation               From? and Where Does It Go?" to correspond with new curriculum
measures may reduce the rate at which the              dealing with water resources at the 2nd grade level. -- Continued to
demand will increase. Cambridge uses the               provide materials dealing with groundwater protection to the
Groundwater Guardian program to provide                Cambridge Public Library. -- Continued to review and update the
educational materials to teachers and to support       Groundwater Guardian page on the City of Cambridge website. --
and participate in local activities that promote       Continued strategic planning to determine the committee's future
protection of groundwater resources.                   course. -- Continued to distribute an information package dealing
                                                       with water efficiency, groundwater protection, and local
                                                       Groundwater Guardian efforts to new residents of Cambridge. --
                                                       Developing Groundwater Guardian brochure for inclusion in
                                                       Welcome Wagon packets and for use with the community display. --
                                                       Ran articles on Groundwater Guardian in local newsletters and
                                                       newspapers. -- Posted Drinking Water Protection signs to identify
                                                       groundwater recharge and wellhead protection areas. -- Made
                                                       improvements to the Groundwater Guardian display. --Prepared a
                                                       campaign to ask local business and industry about water conservation
                                                       techniques they are employing.


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Southern Willamette Valley GW Management Area OR                                             Designated Since         2006
Denise Kalakay                                          Phone: 541-682-7415
Lane Council of Governments                             Fax: 541-682-2635
99 E Broadway, Suite 400                                Email: dkalakay@lcog.org
Eugene, OR 97401-3111 US                                Web Site: www.lcog.org
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
A reconnaissance study done by the Oregon               Coordinated with local partners within the Groundwater
Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) in           Management Area to remove unwanted, unused fertilizers and
the 1990s and early 2000s indicated that private        pesticides and ensure these materials are safely disposed. More than
and public wells within the Southern (Upper)            10 tons of pesticides and 1,000 gallons of waste oil were managed
Willamette Valley were experiencing nitrate             through the project.
contamination. In 2004, the ODEQ declared the
area as a groundwater management area. Oregon
law requires that such a declaration be
accompanied by the development of an Action
Plan to reduce the contamination. This action
plan must be developed by a committee
representing local stakeholders. This community
will use Groundwater Guardian designation as
another support mechanism and as an avenue to
generate ideas based on what other communities
are doing to address similar problems. The
community will also use Groundwater Guardian
as a community recognition tool to stimulate
awareness about groundwater in the region.




Springfield OR                                                                               Designated Since         1997
Amy Chinitz                                             Phone: 541-744-3745
Springfield Utility Board                               Fax: 541-747-7348
202 S. 18th St.                                         Email: amyc@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 375 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. -- Implemented the Camp Creek Project, a five-year project
are in or adjacent to areas where leaks and spills      involving 50-70 students in a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary
have caused groundwater contamination. Water            approach toward the monitoring and restoration of the Camp Creek
rights to nearby surface waters are limited, and        basin. -- Removed and safely disposed of old agricultural chemicals
some wells located near rivers have been declared       in Lane County. Over 52,300 pounds of materials were collected
to be surface water influenced. A new slow sand         from 80 growers. -- Established a team of individuals from seven
filter system has been constructed to treat surface     different agencies to work with the county to develop a county-level
water and a portion of the groundwater from city        wellhead protection effort. -- Assisted with the Dexter Household
wells. Springfield uses Groundwater Guardian to         Hazardous Waste Round-Up.
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, primarily
for the residents of the Villages of Number Five        through bill inserts which reach all 142 connections. -- Held a
Mine and London. Some of the groundwater-               community clean up day during which Buhl Community Water
related concerns for this area include building         Company provides dumpsters in order for anyone living in or around
public awareness and education, transient public        the well head area to dispose of items that could harm the
(tourists) pollution prevention, and conservation.      community's well water.
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: 570-497-1026
Carbon County Groundwater Guardians                     Fax: 570-325-2818
99 Church Road                                          Email: ricgrant@ptd.net
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 US                                 Web Site: www.carbonwaters.org
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
The 59,506 people who live in Carbon County             Sponsored a booth at the Carbon County Fair to raise awareness of
receive 76% of their drinking water from local          the need to protect local groundwater quality. -- Continued to update
groundwater supplies. Currently, bacterial              and expand a website featuring local groundwater information and on-
contamination of wells by septic tanks, suspected       line resources. -- Continued to provide low-cost water testing to
dumping of hazardous material into abandoned            homeowners through a partnership with Wilkes University, testing for
coal mine shafts, the lack of a recycling program       bacteria, heavy metals, VOCs, pesticides, and other contaminants. --
for household hazardous waste, and the general          Worked to educate homeowners about proper household hazardous
indifference to groundwater-related issues are          waste disposal and institute a waste recycling program in the
concerns of area residents. Carbon County uses          county. -- Continued to present "How well is your well?" to
the Groundwater Guardian program to legitimize          community organizations. -- Held a Community Groundwater
the group's efforts, facilitate networking, educate     Awareness Day. -- Recruited citizens throughout the county to
homeowners about wells and septic systems, and          monitor rain and snow falls as part of the Community Collaborative
raise the level of public perception of groundwater     Rain, Hail, and Snow Network. The county's precipitation varies
issues and how they relate to the county's drinking     greatly due to the differing topography. The network of monitors
water.                                                  who measure rainfall and the water equivalent of snowfall across the
                                                        county provide a better understanding of groundwater levels.




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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 to use in protecting drinking water
is influenced by structural fractures. The fractured     through wellhead protection. Over 900 copies have been distributed
rock aquifers are highly vulnerable to                   since 1995. -- Continued working with the Kutztown Municipal
contamination and recent testing has indicated that      Authority on water and sewer services to areas outside the
Kutztown's wells are under the influence of              municipality served by failing on-site wastewater treatment systems
surface water. A water treatment plant was               and water supply facilities. Engineering and legal work is ongoing for
completed in December 2003 to address this               an additional new regional sewer/wastewater treatment plant to serve
influence. Although there are no signs of water          more areas located outside the municipality, Kutztown University
quality problems, there is potential for problems to     expansion, and a new industrial development park. -- Secured water
occur and additional chlorination of the city's          from a nearby quarry for alternate/supplemental water supply. --
water supply is being required. Kutztown uses            Working to complete drafts of maps and documents in an effort to
Groundwater Guardian to continually educate the          update the Borough's wellhead protection ordinance, which will
public and increase groundwater awareness.               benefit three area communities.




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. -- Completed
groundwater supplies. Community and private              work with state agencies to develop the Lebanon County
wells located in the limestone agricultural area of      Comprehensive Plan which addresses all aspects of community
the county currently have problems with high             planning. -- Began implementation of the Municipal Separate Storm
levels of nitrates. In addition, many private wells      Sewer Systems (MS4s) program as required by the Phase II NPDES
in the county have problems with bacterial               stormwater regulations. -- Served as a liaison to various local
contamination. Lebanon County uses the                   watershed protection organizations, coordinating efforts for
Groundwater Guardian program to educate                  watershed education and outreach.
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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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            Installed monitoring wells in close proximity to their eight drinking
are affected by nitrate problems. The public wells        water sources. The wells are sampled quarterly. -- Installed water to
tap into local groundwater sources and provide            12 residences and abandoned their private wells. --Set up a booth at
4,200 water customers with all of their domestic          the Shrewsbury Fireman's Carnival. A groundwater simulator was
water needs. The Borough is currently working on          used, demonstrating the importance of groundwater protection and
state permitting for two new wells to replace an          conservation. A float was also entered in the Fireman's Parade.
old, outdated spring source. The wells will collect
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.




Telford Borough PA                                                                              Designated Since         1998
Mark D. Fournier                                          Phone: 215-723-5000
Telford Borough Authority                                 Fax: 215-723-5328
122 Penn Avenue                                           Email: markdfournier@comcast.net
Telford, PA 18969 US                                      Web Site: www.telfordboroughauthority.com
Community Profile:                                        Result Oriented Activities:
Telford receives all of its drinking water from local     Continued participation in a local speakers bureau providing speakers
groundwater supplies. Several of the Authority's          on water, sewer, and wellhead protection issues. -- Continued to
five wells have experienced contamination from            update map of local inventory of potential contaminant sources. --
volatile organic compounds, causing the Authority         Submitted local wellhead protection plan for approval. Plan was
to take a proactive stand to prevent future               approved and includes 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.




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Washington County PA                                                                         Designated Since         1995
Gary Stokum                                             Phone: 724-228-6774
Washington County Watershed Alliance                    Fax: 724-223-4682
100 W Beau Street, Suite 105                            Email: washcocd@yahoo.com
Washington, PA 15301 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides 45% of the drinking water          Held the 12th Annual Washington County Children's Groundwater
to the area's 204,000 residents. When it organized      Festival. Approximately 800 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.




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 a public education initiative utilizing the quarterly water
rely on groundwater for all of their drinking water     department newsletter and yearly environmental fair. The initiative
needs. Currently the community is concerned             focuses on educating the community as a whole and middle school
about the potential for bacterial contamination, as     students in particular about proven groundwater protection principles.
North Kingstown does not disinfected its water
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.




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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                                              Email: cahilton@bhws.org
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 to
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.




Memphis and Shelby County TN                                                                   Designated Since          1995
Greg Parker                                              Phone: 901-379-7524
Water Quality Branch, Pollution Control Section          Fax: 901-379-7236
1075 Mullins Station Road                                Email: gregparker001@excite.com; gparker@co.shelby.tn
Memphis, TN 38134 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 542 quasi-public wells located
of their drinking water from the largest public          within Shelby County and 39 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         285 wells were surveyed and 43 abandoned wells closed. --
imperative. In 1987, for the first time, one of the      Performed 63 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. Issued 182 permits for remediation efforts and performed 75
municipality were contaminated with TCE which            site inspections. -- Developed slide presentation on the value of
had spilled at a nearby manufacturing facility           water resources and the Memphis Sand Aquifer for use by the
several years earlier. The contamination of these        Ground Water Quality Control Board members. -- Reviewed 503 site
wells revealed that the depth of the aquifer and its     plans and inspected 130 sites before new development was allowed
confining strata would not act as a barrier to the       in the aquifer recharge area. -- Utilized GIS to map areas with
downward migration of the variety of chemicals           greatest concern in relation to the Memphis Sand Aquifer. -- Sealed
generated by an urban society. Memphis and               58 abandoned water wells within Shelby County. -- Sponsored
Shelby County use Groundwater Guardian to                Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days. Approximately 120
develop a comprehensive aquifer protection and           tons of household hazardous wastes were collected. -- Performed age-
conservation education program.                          dating of local groundwater. Initial sampling and testing indicate no
                                                         modern water is entering the Memphis sand aquifer. -- Filled 276
                                                         unused monitoring wells. -- Made 332 site inspections to properly
                                                         site 264 subsurface sewage disposal systems within Shelby County.



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Horizon Milling LLC/ Eagle Mountain-Saginaw I.S.D. TX                                        Designated Since         1998
William Preston                                       Phone: 817-847-3444
Horizon Milling LLC                                   Fax: 817-847-3499
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 12th year of the Cargill Water Matters program in the
Saginaw's population of 12,000 include non-point      Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District. A total of
source pollution as well as ever-shrinking water      9,699 students, 235 teachers, 33 parents and 96 Horizon employees
supplies in Texas. Saginaw uses the Groundwater       have been involved since the program began. The program involves
Guardian program to teach about water pollution       classroom visits, water testing, and field trips to River Legacy Living
prevention in local schools.                          Science Center.




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 "Water Wonders" Festivals for 4th and 5th graders from 17
the eight counties within the North Plains            school districts. -- Provided water-themed books to every public
Groundwater Conservation District. This region is     library within the North Plains Water District (NPWD) and
home to over 71,000 people who utilize                participated in story times at the libraries to read the books and do
groundwater for 98% of their drinking water. Lack     water conservation activities. -- Provided books, educational
of recharge in this part of the Ogallala Aquifer      software, and/or videos to the 17 school districts of the NPWD.
indicates groundwater mining, and teaching water      Supplemental materials such as lesson plans and online resources
conservation and raising public awareness is a        were also provided. -- Conducted seven workshops for Girls Scouts
major goal of this distrct. As a Groundwater          in eight counties to help Scouts earn badges related to water and the
Guardian Community, the District will offer           environment. -- Presented water related activities to over 200
education to the public through outreach              students at Girl Scout Day. -- Conducted a day-long class on water-
programs, public libraries, and school curricula.     wise gardening and xeriscaping. -- Distributed "Major Rivers" water
                                                      conservation curriculum to 4th grade teachers in the NPWD. --
                                                      Conducted teachers' workshops for both Project WET and Major
                                                      Rivers curriculums. -- Sponsored a water conservation artwork contest
                                                      for 4th through 6th graders in eight counties. Winning artwork is
                                                      featured in a water conservation calendar provided free to the
                                                      public. -- Sponsored youth from NPWD to attend the Texas State
                                                      Water Camp. -- Printed and distributed water conservation materials
                                                      for inclusion with bills from area businesses and bank statements. --
                                                      Presented water conservation activities in classrooms for grades K-
                                                      12. -- Created a "Water History Trunk" to educate students about the
                                                      history of water use in the Texas panhandle

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Swaner Nature Preserve UT                                                                       Designated Since          1996
Erin Spear and Nell Larson                               Phone: 435-649-1767
Swaner Nature Preserve                                   Fax: 435-940-0767
1258 New Main Street                                     Email: nell@swanernature.org; erin@swanernature.org
Park City, UT 84098 US                                   Web Site: www.swanernaturepreserve.org
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The Swaner Park Foundation is protecting a               Began the East Canyon Creek Restoration Project including
groundwater discharge area that has development          installation of instructional signage, installation of temporary fencing
coming up to the boundaries of the Preserve. This        along highly eroded areas, harvesting and planting of willow stakes,
area is developing so quickly that it is not known       bank stabilization of East Canyon Creek, and the distribution of
whether there will be enough water for all services      informational pamphlets on restoration effort. -- Purchased 600 storm
needed. The goal of the Foundation is to protect         drain markers to be attached to area storm drains. Door hangers
and preserve this area. Groundwater Guardian             explaining that storm water flows untreated into local creeks were
gives the Foundation support through the use of its      also distributed. -- Hosted the 3rd annual Nature Festival focusing on
name, ideas for education, and access to other           local environmental issues. The event was attended by
communities with common concerns throughout              approximately 500 community members.
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 article for insertion with utility bill. -- Provided
Groundwater Guardian program to raise                    information on the WashWise washing machine rebate and water
awareness about local drinking water and                 conservation materials to local consumers.
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 eight "Septics 101" classes to educate rural residents about
home to approximately 20,000 residents who             the operation and maintenance of on-site septic systems.
receive 97% of their drinking water from               Approximately 244 people attended the classes. These classes have
groundwater supplies. Current groundwater              been held for the past six years. -- Implemented the Quality
problems facing the area include nonpoint source       Assurance Protection Plan in order to do groundwater quality
contamination of aquifers supplying the area's         monitoring in areas of the Clean Water District and the county not
drinking water, the impact of groundwater              generally monitored in other efforts. Twenty-five wells were sampled
development on streamflow, and the potential for       for nitrates and bacteria. -- Worked to develop an on-site septic
saltwater intrusion. The Sequim-Dungeness team         system management plan for Clallam County that will identify areas
uses Groundwater Guardian to boost the                 of high risk of pollution from on-site septic systems and offer
discussion of groundwater resources and related        recommendations regarding design, operations, and maintenance of
concerns among residents, educate citizens about       on-site septic systems to prevent negative impacts to public health
Best Management Practices to protect groundwater       and the environment.
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
Kathleen Depies                                        Phone: 920-849-9459
Calumet County Land and Water Conservation Dept.       Fax:
509 Diane Court                                        Email: fkdepies@charter.net
Chilton, WI 53014 US                                   Web Site: www.co.calumet.wi.us/lw home.htm
Community Profile:                                     Result Oriented Activities:
Calumet County has many areas of shallow soils         Participated in cleanup of the Katie Hemauer Memorial Rain Garden,
over fractured bedrock and Karst topography in         a community rain garden developed to teach groundwater-friendly
some areas. The County's 40,631 residents draw         gardening practices and alternative stormwater treatment. -- Assisted
98% of their drinking water from the local             with the local "Clean Sweep" household hazardous waste
aquifer. Historically, private wells have tested       collection. -- Participated in area Groundwater Festival. -- Set up a
positive for coliform bacteria and nitrate levels      booth at a local agricultural event, Sundae on a Dairy Farm. The
above 10 ppm. The county is especially sensitive       booth featured a groundwater display and information on rain
to groundwater contamination from shallow soils        gardens. -- Participated in Operation Take Back Medication, a used
overlying fractured dolomite bedrock and               pharmaceutical collection. - Received a grant to offer free arsenic
moderately developed Karst topography. The             testing to 150 residents in the towns of Woodville and Brothertown
magnitude of current water quality problems            when a participant purchased a full Homeowner's Package testing
indicate that multiple sources and land use            kit. Water bottle kits in Woodville and Brothertown townships were
activities are affecting groundwater supplies.         distributed and collected. Team members explained how to take the
Calumet uses Groundwater Guardian to increase          water sample and informed people of upcoming educational
awareness of groundwater problems, educate the         meeting. --Participated in Fall Food & Energy Festival. --Planning to
public about land use and conservatin practices,       host educational program on potential county groundwater
expand existing educational efforts to reach new       regulations. -- Applied for grant to hold water sampling event. At the
audiences, and build trust and relationships with      event, water bottles will be distributed and collected. Informational
community members and other citizen action             materials about water sampling, brochures and fact sheets will also be
groups.                                                distributed.




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Chippewa Falls WI                                                                             Designated Since        1996
Connie Freagon                                           Phone: 715-726-2741
City of Chippewa Falls                                   Fax: 715-726-2750
30 W. Central Street, Room 209                           Email: cfreagon@chippewafalls-wi.gov
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 US                              Web Site: www.chippewafalls-wi.gov
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
The 13,493 people who live in Chippewa Falls             Organized the Groundwater Guardian Committee and volunteers to
use groundwater for all of their drinking water          attach 150 weather proof "buttons" with "Dump No Waste, Drains to
needs. The City of Chippewa Falls obtains its            River" to high priority catch basins. Also distributed 200 door
water supply from wells located in a shallow sand        hangers featuring information about disposal of hazardous materials
and gravel aquifer. These wells are in wellfields        to the catch basins. -- Demonstrated an aquifer recharge model to 5th
with the majority of the zone of contribution            grade students at State Park conservation days. -- Developed a
(ZOC) area outside city boundaries. Nitrate levels       groundwater monitoring program to record and sample monitoring
are a concern, along with the strong probability         wells in the city west wellfield for static levels, iron, manganese,
that over 400 acres of agricultural land in the ZOC      nitrate-nitrogen and TDS semi-annually. A report will be submitted to
will soon be developed for both industrial and           the mayor and water utility annually. This program is useful to local
commercial uses. Chippewa Falls uses                     leaders as they make decisions regarding protection of the west
Groundwater Guardian to educate business and             wellfield area.
agricultural landowners regarding best
management practices and to develop a process
for updating potential contaminant sources.




Dunn County WI                                                                                Designated Since        2002
Neil Koch                                                Phone: 715-235-4250
                                                         Fax:
N 7238 520th Street                                      Email: hiltop5336@sbcglobal.net
Menomonie, WI 54751 US                                   Web Site:
Community Profile:                                       Result Oriented Activities:
Although there is an abundant supply of                  Published a map titled "Location of Recharge Areas to the Sandstone
groundwater in Dunn County, providing the                Aquifer in Dunn County, Wisconsin." The townships and county
38,000 residents with 100% of their drinking             used the map to conduct Smart Growth planning. -- Wrote and
water, there is almost a total lack of understanding     published articles about groundwater/surface water science in the
about groundwater, increasing the risk of                local newspaper. -- Began gathering and mapping data showing
contamination. Dunn County uses Groundwater              nitrate and atrazine in Dunn County.
Guardian to educate the public through the media,
schools, and by providing materials to the public.




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Eau Claire County WI                                                                          Designated Since         1996
Pete Marsnik                                            Phone: 715-878-9791
Groundwater Advisory Committee                          Fax:
S 7728 Crestview Drive                                  Email: Mark.Grabarczyk@co.eau-claire.wi.us
Eau Claire, WI 54701 US                                 Web Site:
Community Profile:                                      Result Oriented Activities:
Groundwater provides 100% of the drinking water         Continued to test groundwater samples at a stormwater infiltration
for the County's 92,100 residents. Eau Claire           basin to determine the impact of infiltrated stormwater and urban
County is currently trying to prevent                   pollution on groundwater quality. -- Collected water samples from a
contamination of the municipal wells by enacting        rural subdivision to test private well water for a variety of
a wellhead protection ordinance, working to             contaminants.
reduce contamination threats to susceptible private
wells, and working during the planning phases of
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.




Kewaunee County WI                                                                            Designated Since         2005
Davina Bonness                                          Phone: 920-845-1360 ext 112
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 members 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; 56 families had their water tested. --
indicates more than 50% of wells tested positive        Co-hosted the second annual Kewaunee County Groundwater
for bacterial contamination or elevated nitrate         Festival. Over 206 fifth grade students and teachers from throughout
levels. Kewaunee County uses Groundwater                the county participated in the Festival and learned about Wisconsin's
Guardian to educate the public about potential          groundwater resources. -- Set up a display at the Kewaunee County
private well contaminants through well testing          fair and distributed information about the team and groundwater.
programs, school programs, and local event
booths.




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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
P.O. Box 670                                             Email: lotzer@marshfieldutilities.org
Marshfield, WI 54449 US                                  Web Site: www.marshfieldutilities.org/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. Visitors from around the world have
groundwater supplies. Marshfield's municipal             used the site. The GG team also uses the site for all their
wells are shallow (50-90 feet deep) and exist in         communication needs, thus eliminating the need for paper
narrow, confined bedrock channels. Domestic              correspondence. -- Planned a water festival with Washington
and farm wells are low yielding wells drilled into       Elementary School for approximately 350 students and teachers.
fractured rock. Top soil consists of 8 to 10 feet of     Assisted with the Milladore/Junction City water festival, which
tight clay soils, which limits recharge. A               educated approximately 100 students. -- Continued educational
manufactured gas plant site has been discovered          campaign on pharmaceutical disposal through the Rx Round-up
to have large amounts of coal tar appearing near         Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program. Held two Rx Round-Ups during
the recharge area of a municipal well. Marshfield        which over 561 pounds of noncontrolled and controlled substances
uses Groundwater Guardian to promote education           were collected. -- Produced a radio ad promoting and explaining the
and awareness of the need for groundwater                efforts of the Marshfield Groundwater Guardian program to generate
protection.                                              interest in the group's efforts and recruit new team members.




Milladore Area WI                                                                             Designated Since       2003
Arnold J. Mancl                                          Phone: 715-457-2153
Village of Milladore, Towns of Eau Pleine & 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            Worked with the Marshfield, Wisconsin Groundwater Guardian team
Plaine and Milladore make up the Milladore Area.         to inform area residents about disposing out-dated and no longer
This area relies solely on groundwater for all its       needed pharmaceuticals and where to take them for proper disposal.
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 covers 761 square miles in east          Organized a project called "Groundwater Infiltrates Waupaca
central Wisconsin. The county relies completely         County" to educate 5th graders and their instructors about
on groundwater to supply drinking water to its          groundwater, where it comes from, how and where it flows, how it
53,000 residents. Nitrates and pesticides currently     becomes contaminated, and what can be done to prevent
threaten the groundwater supply, and concerns           contamination. The project should reach twenty classes in thirteen
exist over adequate groundwater recharge.               public and seven parochial schools, for a total of over 600
Waupaca County uses Groundwater Guardian to             students. -- Developed a brochure providing information on how to
provide educational opportunities to county             prevent a manure spill or runoff event and distributed to over 300
residents.                                              people. Also conducted a "Manure Spill' demo attended by 90
                                                        people. -- Developed and printed 50,000 placemats describing the
                                                        water cycled and providing water quality information. Placemats are
                                                        regularly distributed to area restaurants.




Casper Metropolitan Area (Natrona County) 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          Worked with Natrona County Planning Department to implement
for the area's 55,000 residents. Current concerns       well head protection plan into zoning codes. Began GPS well
for Natrona County include old refinery sites,          location data to be added to GIS for City of Casper and Natrona
landfill sites, and underground storage tanks.          County. -- Continued to update the local Wellhead Protection
Water quantity also remains a concern as the            Plan. -- Continued well field testing. The team tests 10 residential
aquifer continues to be drawn down as the current       well biannually to check for potential contaminants and document
drought continues. Natrona County uses the              data.
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

ALABAMA                                                  MICHIGAN
    Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries        Michigan Groundwater Guardian Affiliate
    Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management               U.S. Geological Survey - MI Water Science Center
       (ADEM)                                            MINNESOTA
ARKANSAS                                                    LLMP Public Health Services
    Cargill Pork                                            Metro Area Groundwater Alliance (MAGWA)
CALIFORNIA                                               NEBRASKA
    Alameda County Water District                           Central Nebr. Regional Water Conserv. Task Force
    Mission Springs Water District                          Little Blue Natural Resources District
    Santa Clara Valley Water District                       Nebraska Rural Water Association
    Water Education Foundation                              U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Science
IDAHO                                                         Center
    Panhandle Health District                            NEW YORK
ILLINOIS                                                    Starflower Experiences
    Central Regional GW Protection Planning              NORTH CAROLINA
       Committee                                            Mecklenburg County Groundwater & Wastewater
    Illinois Groundwater Affiliate Team                  OHIO
    Northeastern Regional GW Protection Planning            Miami Conservancy District
       Comm.                                             OREGON
    Northern Regional GW Protection Planning Comm.          Lane County Water Quality Affiliate
    Southern Regional GW Protection Planning Comm.       PENNSYLVANIA
    U.S. EPA- Region 5 Source Water Prot. Workgroup         PA Rural Water Assoc. Source Water Protection Prog
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Science             Pennsylvania Water Resources Education Network
       Center                                            WISCONSIN
    Winnebago County Health Department                      Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Dept.
IOWA                                                        Rock River Coalition
    U.S. Geological Survey - Iowa Water Science Center   ONTARIO CANADA
                                                            Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Water Services
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                                              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 breakout sessions at the annual
environment and to protect the environmental integrity     groundwater conference. -- Assisted with the state's Groundwater
of the state's groundwater resources. Service Area:        Festivals program by helping find funding and providing support to
The State of Alabama.                                      add to the counties in Alabama with active festival programs. Four
                                                           new communities held festivals in 2007. -- Continued to work to
                                                           implement the School Integrated Pest Management Program into
                                                           Alabama's school systems. Integrated pest management has been
                                                           expanded into one new school district in 2007.




Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management (ADEM) AL                                           Designated Since     1997
Enid Probst                                                Phone: 334-271-7953            Fax: 334-270-5631
P.O. Box 301463                                            Email: eprobst@adem.state.al.us; eib@adem.state.al.us
Montgomery, AL 36109 US                                    Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                         Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To provide technical, financial and program       Continued to work to recruit new Groundwater Guardian
support to communities and utilities throughout the        Communities. -- Provided education and information support to
state regarding groundwater protection and                 current and potential Alabama Groundwater Guardian teams
assessment. Service Area: The State of Alabama.            through the annual Alabama Groundwater Conference,
                                                           encouraging and participating in county groundwater festivals, and
                                                           participating in the "Awesome Aquifers" event at the state Science
                                                           Olympiad tournament. -- 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. -- Provided
                                                           funding for 25 counties hosting groundwater festivals. More than
                                                           30,000 children attended groundwater festivals in Alabama in
                                                           2007.




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Cargill Pork AR                                                                                  Designated Since         1999
Stephanie Freeman                                             Phone: 479-968-4560 x242      Fax: 479-968-5902
P.O. Box 699                                                  Email: stephanie_freeman@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 in
ground and surface waters of those communities.               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
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 education and information support in area schools and
Groundwater Basin and ensure a reliable supply of             communities. Over 1,500 students participated in programs that
high quality water that satisfies present and future uses     stress the importance of groundwater during the 2006-2007 school
of the service area at a reasonable cost. Service Area:       year. Another 257 classes received materials about groundwater.
The cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City; a 103          Pamphlets and brochures explaining the importance and benefits
square-mile area.                                             of groundwater protection, pollution prevention, and water
                                                              conservation methods were distributed at public events as well as
                                                              in water bill inserts. -- Posted information about the groundwater
                                                              basin, District programs, and Groundwater Guardian on the
                                                              District's website. -- Continued to update the district's
                                                              groundwater management plan, including groundwater monitoring
                                                              and reporting on groundwater conditions. -- Continued to explore
                                                              options for a Revised Well Ordinance. The District initiated
                                                              discussions with area cities to explain why revising the ordinance
                                                              is necessary and determine the steps necessary to proceed with the
                                                              revision.




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Mission Springs Water District CA                                                             Designated Since      1997
Mary Gibson                                                Phone: 760-329-5169 ext. 137 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        Continued to provide support to the Desert Hot Springs
valuable resource - water. Service Area: The district      Groundwater Guardian team in the form of office storage,
operates three separate water distribution systems and     operating space, administrative support, and technical support. --
two separate wastewater collection and treatment           Provided funding to support the various groundwater protection
systems, serving Desert Hot Springs, 10 smaller            and education activities of the Desert Hot Springs Groundwater
communities in Riverside County, and a portion of          Guardian team during the 2006/2007 fiscal year.
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 nearly 60 free of charge efficiency evaluations of
basin from contamination and the threat of                 agricultural irrigation systems with an irrigation management
contamination, and ensure groundwater supplies are         mobile laboratory. -- Conducted meetings with 54 growers that
sustained. The District manages Santa Clara County's       received well water quality tests, nitrate soil tests, and provided
wholesale drinking water resources, coordinates flood      basin soil fertility information as part of the Infield Nutrient
protection, and provides stewardship for the county's      Assessment Assistance Program in 2007 to review end-of-year
10 reservoirs and more than 700 miles of streatms.         reports detailing work performed, results of that work, and
Service Area: Santa Clara County, a 1,300 square mile      recommendations regarding future nutrient budgeting. --
area with a population of over 1.8 million people.         Continued an educational outreach program, making classroom
                                                           presentations, giving tours, and training teachers. Over 22,000
                                                           students and 1,100 educators were involved during the 2006-2007
                                                           year. District staff also hosted informational booths at various
                                                           water-related events. -- Continued to assist 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.




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Water Education Foundation CA                                                                  Designated Since     1997
Rita Schmidt Sudman, Jean Nordmann                          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                Sponsored five tours of various regions of the state to highlight
groundwater issues and help resolve groundwater             groundwater sites and issues and meet with local stakeholders and
problems through educational programs. Service              community members. This year's tours focused on issues such as
Area: The western United States, particularly the states    overdraft, contamination, drinking water, recharge, and
sharing the Colorado River (California, Nevada,             international groundwater issues. The Groundwater Guardian
Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming).          program was included as a point of discussion on each tour.




U.S. Geological Survey - Iowa Water Science Center IA                                          Designated Since     1999
Kaylene Carney                                              Phone: 319-358-3612                   Fax: 319-358-3606
P.O. Box 1230                                               Email: kfcarney@usgs.gov
Iowa City, IA 52244 US                                      Web Site: ia.water.usgs.gov
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has the          Assisted, supported, and participated in the 2007 Iowa Children's
principal responsibility within the federal government      Water Festival, attended by over 2,000 Iowa 5th graders. USGS
to provide hydrologic information and understanding         representatives chaired the Program and Educational Content
needed by others to achieve the best use and                Committees.
management of the nation's 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.




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Panhandle Health District ID                                                                 Designated Since       2000
Rick Barlow                                               Phone: 208-415-5215            Fax: 208-415-5201
8500 N Atlas Road                                         Email: rbarlow@phd1.state.id.us
Hayden, ID 83835 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 at the local Earth Day fair and
of the Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, particularly as that     presentations to community groups. The presentations focused on
maintenance relates to the prevention of threats to       gaining support for new legislation to help fund area aquifer
human health and the environment. Service Area:           protection. -- Continued sampling of 27 wells in the Rathdrum
The 202 square miles overlying the Rathdrum Prairie       Prairie Aquifer for an assortment of nutrients, ions, VOCs, arsenic,
Aquifer in Idaho. This EPA-designated sole source         and hardness. -- Inspected area businesses for proper storage and
aquifer serves drinking water to 400,000 people           use of chemicals, which resulted in nearly as many compliance
(100,000 in Idaho). Governmental jurisdiction             actions to protect the aquifer. Several illegal sewer discharges
includes six towns, Kootenai County, and the              were terminated, and BMPs were implemented at 23 non-
Panhandle Health District. The Idaho Division of          compliant fueling stations.
Environmental Quality is the primary agency of
jurisdiction for groundwater quality in the state.




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. Nearly
aimed at preventing groundwater contamination. The        3,000 students participated in the event and learned about
organization attempts to do this by educating adults      groundwater, river preservation, and natural resource
and children about risk factors and methods of            protection. -- Continued a pesticide screening program, analyzing
pollution prevention. Service Area: Central Illinois,     40 rural residents' water samples for triazines and other common
including Mason, Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford           pesticides. -- Organized the Tazewell County Health Department
Counties.                                                 Environmental Education Day for nearly 500 county 5th graders,
                                                          who participated in hands-on activities and learned about
                                                          groundwater geology, the water cycle, recycling, and pollution
                                                          prevention. -- Sponsored Test Your Well Days throughout the
                                                          region, partnering with local health departments to offer nitrate
                                                          tests and provide information about wells and groundwater
                                                          protection.




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Illinois Groundwater Affiliate Team IL                                                           Designated Since      1997
Anthony Dulka, Illinois EPA, Groundwater Sectio               Phone: 217-785-4787            Fax: 217-557-3182
P.O. Box 19276                                                Email: anthony.dulka@illinois.gov
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 2007 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 Protection Planning
evolve based on input obtained from various                   Committee with technical assistance and participating in
stakeholder groups to develop appropriate                     committee events, including regional "Groundwater Protection
groundwater protection management efforts, including          Field Days," assisting in finding committee members, and
both regulatory and non-regulatory measures to protect        continuing to seek new Groundwater Guardian Community teams.
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: annmuniz@comcast.net
Downers Grove, IL 60516 US                                    Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                            Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To advocate groundwater protection                   Sponsored a groundwater workshop/groundwater management
practices, procedures, and education throughout the           field day for county water professionals. The event provided
Northeastern Planning Region. The Northeastern                continuing education credits for water professionals. -- Continued
Illinois Groundwater Regional Protection Planning             to promote and provide abandoned well sealing assistance. --
Committee is organized as a protective and                    Consolidated two groundwater information lending libraries into
collaborative effort of citizens, businesses, and local       one. The committee is in the process of reassessing its contents
and state government officials to further groundwater         and its benefits to the community. -- Offered assistance to
protection in this sensitive region. Service Area:            communities interested in groundwater protection and
DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, and Will counties.           management, and promoted Groundwater Guardian as an
                                                              option. -- Promoted groundwater awareness by participating in
                                                              local outreach events, including public works fairs, enviro fairs,
                                                              and Earth Day celebrations.




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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              Continued to develop programs to educate county boards, city
emphasizes information transfer, education, and          councils, and planning/zoning officials about groundwater
advocacy rather than regulation. Service Area:           protection, which included working with McHenry County on
Winnebago County, Boone County, and McHenry              their groundwater resources management plan and working with
County in Illinois.                                      the City of Loves Park to abandon unused private wells and update
                                                         a private well database. -- Conducted public education and
                                                         outreach by participating in the youth groundwater festival at Rock
                                                         Valley College, the Boone County Fair, and delivering
                                                         presentations. -- Continued to work with Winnebago, Boone, and
                                                         McHenry Counties to abandon unused wells. Over 200 have
                                                         been abandoned since 2001, and an additional 11 were
                                                         abandoned during 2007.




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 groundwater educational
                                                         materials 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. --
                                                         Offered biannual low-cost pesticide screenings for private wells.




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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,     source water assessment, promoting source water protection
Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin and Tribes.          efforts, and security issues with location information. -- 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,
                                                              participating in local groundwater-related meetings, and making
                                                              groundwater model presentations.




U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Science Center IL                                            Designated Since       1998
Patrick C. Mills                                              Phone: 217-344-0037 x3027 Fax: 217-344-0082
1201 W University 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                  Contacted all Groundwater Guardian communities in Illinois
resources information and expertise needed by others          describing the mission of the USGS, how the mission is
to achieve the best use and management of water               accomplished in Illinois, and the range of outreach materials and
resources. As part of this mission, the Illinois District     services available from the USGS.
collects groundwater data, conducts interpretive
groundwater appraisals and research, and provides
educational outreach services to further public
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 2006 Youth Groundwater Festival for 750 local
Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, South      4th and 5th graders. -- Installed technology to analyze private
Beloit, Cherry Valley, New Millford, Winnebago,         drinking water supplies for volatile organic compounds. --
Seward, Pecatonica, Durand, Shirland, and Harrison.     Maintained nine laboratory outreach sites throughout the county to
                                                        simplify the process of collecting and analyzing annual samples of
                                                        private water wells, and sent postcards to county residents
                                                        reminding them of the importance of well testing. 2000 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. 101                    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            Continued to work with local wellhead protection teams to
technical services which promote and facilitate         encourage their participation in Groundwater Guardian. --
drinking water protection at the community level.       Provided support to the Michigan State University Groundwater
Service Area: State of Michigan, population             Guardian team by participating in quarterly team meetings to
approximately ten million.                              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 - MI Water Science Center 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. -- Continued work to
achieve the best use and management of the nation's         update and refine Lansing's groundwater flow model to make it a
groundwater. To accomplish this, USGS, in                   better tool to protect and manage groundwater resources. --
cooperation with state, local and other federal             Continued work on a groundwater flow model for the Kalamazoo
agencies, systematically collects and analyzes              area. -- Continued work on a Great Lakes Basin pilot for the
groundwater data; conducts water-resource appraisals        development of a regional groundwater flow model as part of a
describing the occurrence, availability, and physical,      national assessment of water availability and use project. --
chemical, and biological characteristics of                 Presented at the Lansing Area Children's Groundwater Festival.
groundwater; conducts 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 Michigan and multi-state initiatives
sponsored by the USGS and other federal agencies.




LLMP Public Health Services MN                                                                 Designated Since      1998
Julie Isenberg                                              Phone: 507-537-6713           Fax: 507-537-6719
607 West Main Street                                        Email: julieisenberg@co.lyon.mn.us
Marshall, MN 56258 US                                       Web Site: www.lyonco.org/phs.html
Affiliate Profile:                                          Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To promote the awareness and                       Provided groundwater information as part of water testing
understanding of groundwater quality-related concerns       services. Educational pamphlets and bookmarks about
and to provide affordable water testing services to the     groundwater protection and conservation are sent out with water
communities served. Service Area: A four county             test results.
(Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, and Pipestone Counties) area
in southwestern Minnesota with a population of
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.metrocwf.org
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 2007 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
(Minneapolis-St. Paul) Metropolitan Area, consisting of
1.9 million acres and a population of 2.6 million.




Mecklenburg County Groundwater & Wastewater NC                                                  Designated Since      1998
Kim Garrett and Lisa Corbitt                                 Phone: 704-432-4259           Fax: 704-336-6894
700 N. Tryon St., Suite 211                                  Email: kim.garrett@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Charlotte, NC 28202 US                                       Web Site: www.groundwater.charmeck.org
Affiliate Profile:                                           Result Oriented Services:
Mission: In order to protect the public's health             Sponsored and participated in a Project WET workshop attended
through the protection of groundwater resources, the         by 25 elementary and high school teachers. The workshop
Groundwater and Wastewater Program approves and              included hands-on activities, an introduction to local groundwater
oversees private wells, wastewater treatment and             resources, and local protection efforts. -- Participated in the
disposal systems, and other regulated sites. Service         "Awesome Aquifers" event at the North Carolina State Science
Area: Mecklenburg County is a 528 square-mile area           Olympiad tournament as an event supervisor and judge.
located in the southern Piedmont region of North
Carolina. It is home to more than 600,000 people
(20% utilizing groundwater) and is the center of a
seven 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
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 support the creation of a sanitary improvement
integrated management of surface water and                district in the Johnson Lake community. -- Continued partnering
groundwater that addresses beneficial uses such as        with Tri-Basin Natural Resources District on integrated
irrigation, municipal supplies, fish and wildlife,        management of surface and groundwater, which will result in a
recreation, water quality maintenance, and                positive effect on water quality and water supply in the region.
groundwater recharge. Service Area: Portions of
Lincoln, Frontier, Dawson, Gosper, Phelps, and
Kearney Counties.




Little Blue Natural Resources District NE                                                    Designated Since      2003
Daryl Andersen                                            Phone: 402-364-2145            Fax: 402-364-2484
P.O. Box 100                                              Email: dandersen@littlebluenrd.org
Davenport, NE 68335 US                                    Web Site:
Affiliate Profile:                                        Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To maintain an adequate supply of acceptable     Conducted two field days to show the effects of over-irrigating and
quality and quantity in groundwater to fulfill the        nitrate leaching. -- Continued public outreach and education
reasonable demands from groundwater users in the          efforts on lawn care, sensible landscaping, and fertilizer use. --
district. Service Area: Portions of seven Nebraska        Worked with a public school to conduct lawn sampling to
counties and 32 municipalities, covering 1.7 million      demonstrate fertilizer rates on lawns and lawn watering.
acres and a population of approximately 50,000.




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Nebraska Rural Water Association NE                                                         Designated Since       2007
Clancy Dempsey                                           Phone: 402-443-5216           Fax: 402-443-5274
3390 Ponderosa                                           Email: clancy@nerwa.org; charles@nerwa.org
Wahoo, NE 68066 US                                       Web Site: www.nerwa.org
Affiliate Profile:                                       Result Oriented Services:
Mission: Provide assistance to communities in            Worked to assist Nebraska communities in developing and
Nebraska in developing and implementing wellhead         implementing wellhead protection plans that include a
and source water protection plans. Service area:         contaminant source inventory and local ordinance. -- Participated
Nebraska communities with a population under             in a local Eco Fair. A groundwater flow model was used to
10,000.                                                  demonstrate groundwater contamination. Water samples brought
                                                         in by area students were also tested for nitrates. -- Began providing
                                                         assistance to communities with nitrate contamination issues to
                                                         implement on-the-ground activities in their wellhead protection
                                                         area, such installing buffer strips, planting low maintenance
                                                         grasses, and implementing better fertilizer techniques.




U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Science Center NE                                       Designated Since       1997
Bob Swanson, Rachael Seravelli                           Phone: 402-328-4110           Fax: 402-328-4101
5231 S 19th St.                                          Email: rswanson@usgs.gov; rseravelli@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       Participated in several outreach events in Nebraska to help
Center of the U.S. Geological Survey is to provide       communicate water science to the public. Events included
hydrologic information and understanding needed by       Community Science Night, Boy Scout activities, Science Bowl, the
others to achieve the best use and management of the     Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival, and the Earth Wellness
nation's groundwater. Service Area: The State of         Festival. USGS also participated in the "Awesome Aquifers" event
Nebraska.                                                in Science Olympiad tournaments.




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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 maintain a groundwater monitoring                 Continued work on a Groundwater Monitoring Program. The
network that provides valuable data on groundwater            District continued to work with the Hamilton to New Baltimore
quality and quantity in the watershed of the Great            Groundwater Consortium Groundwater Guardian team on this
Miami River. To conduct special groundwater                   program. The project team installed an automated surface water
investigations individually or in partnership with other      sampler near the mouth of the Upper Great Miami River to test for
government agencies that address groundwater issues           nutrients and sampled groundwater at 19 locations to test for major
of concern in the waterhsed. Service Area: The                ions, trace metals, nutrients, and pesticides. Though most
watershed of the Great Miami River in southwest               fieldwork for the project is completed, the automated sampler will
Ohio. The watershed encompasses 5,385 square                  continue to collect samples through 2008. The project's goal is to
miles, is home to 1.3 million people, and groundwater         provide a snapshot of groundwater quality conditions in the
provides drinking water to 91% of the population.             watershed, and provide important data on the occurrence of
                                                              nutrients and other contaminants in the watershed.




Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Water Services Ontario                                        Designated Since       1998
Eric Hodgins                                                  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     resources such as literature, staff time, technical expertise,
practices to municipal water sources. In 2006, the            promotional items, and educational tools. The Region also
Ontario Ministry passed the Clean Water Act, which            provided funding for the Cambridge Groundwater Guardian
provides a framework for source water protection              Community's activities. -- Provided support for the Waterloo
regulations throughout the province. The Region will          Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival.
be required to comply with specific Act regulations to
complement existing protection strategies. Service
Area: The Waterloo region in south-central Ontario,
with a population of over 450,000 stretching over
1,360 square kilometers.




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Lane County Water Quality Affiliate OR                                                      Designated Since     1999
Ross Penhallegon                                         Phone: 541-682-4243             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 1,200 students and 230 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. -- Continued to assist the new Southern
area. Service Area: Lane County has a population of      Willamette Valley Groundwater Management Area Groundwater
approximately 300,000 people, with a mix of urban        Guardian team in its activities.
and rural communities. There are eight towns and
cities in the area.




PA Rural Water Assoc. Source Water Prot. Program 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        Distributed information about Groundwater Guardian at the
(PRWA) Source Water Protection Program provides on-      Pennsylvania Rural Water Association Conference, wellhead
site no-cost technical assistance for community and      protection workshops, and in partnership with WREN. --
non-transient community water systems in                 Continued to update and maintain a Source Water Protection
Pennsylvania. PRWA Source Water Protection               Information Clearinghouse website at
Program actively seeks partnerships with other           www.sourcewaterprotection.org. -- Provided on-site technical
organizations, associations, and other groups with a     assistance to 107 communities interested in developing source
watershed or groundwater protection related mission.     water/wellhead protection plans across Pennsylvania. -- Provided
Service Area: The State of Pennsylvania.                 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.wren.palwv.org; drinkingwaterwise.org
Affiliate Profile:                                         Result Oriented Services:
Mission: To encourage and support local communities        Awarded grants to 22 community-based partnerships throughout
in their efforts to educate their citizens about their     Pennsylvania to conduct citizen education projects that focus on
water resources, especially groundwater. Service           protecting the community's watershed or drinking water source.
Area: The State of Pennsylvania.                           An annual orientation and networking meeting was held for the
                                                           grant awardees and each was provided information about the
                                                           Groundwater Guardian program. -- Distributed Groundwater
                                                           Guardian information to participants of four 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.




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             Continued to assist the local Kewaunee County Groundwater
assistance to Kewaunee County landowners, landusers,       Guardian Community through running local meetings and assisting
and municipalities in their effort to combat nonpoint      with activities. -- Continued a private well testing program, testing
source water pollution and its detrimental impacts on      56 wells throughout the county in 2007. Test rest results are being
the County's local surface and groundwater resources.      used to track nitrate, bacteria, and e-coli occurrence data. Sixty
To establish groundwater protection as a high priority     landowners attended a seminar to learn about their results and
in Kewaunee County and to assist Wisconsin in              how to fix the problems that are potentially contaminating their
promoting stewardship and sound management of              wells. Information about Groundwater Guardian is also presented
groundwater reources. Service Area: Kewaunee               in conjunction with the program. -- Helped coordinate the 2nd
County, with a population of 20,648 and covering 331       Annual Kewaunee County Groundwater Festival for over 200 5th
square miles. The County includes 15 inland lakes, 26      grade students.
rivers and streams, and a variety of woodlands,
forested wetlands, and grasslands.




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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     Provided assistance with groundwater education programs,
educate and bring people of diverse interests together     workshops, and publications throughout the basin. -- Continued
to protect and improve the environmental educational,      the development of the GFLOW Model. Fundraising efforts
economic, and cultural resources of the Rock River         continue, and work on the model began in October 2006. --
Basin. Service Area: Upper and Lower Rock River            Completed a rain garden education and development program.
Basins in Wisconsin.                                       Since the program began in 2003, over 13,000 square feet of rain
                                                           gardens have been installed, helping to infiltrate over 1,200,000
                                                           gallons of rain water each year.




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