Illinois Senate approves bill creating permanent council to protect Mahomet Aquifer

Read the full story in the News-Gazette.

The Illinois Senate passed a bill this week sponsored by State Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, that would create a Mahomet Aquifer Council…

The council would include representatives from the Illinois General Assembly, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the waste and recycling industry, environmental organizations, the Illinois State Water Survey, the pipe trades, agriculture, manufacturing, labor, health care and seven local governments above the aquifer.

The council would review and evaluate state laws and regulations and make recommendations related to threats to the aquifer’s water quality and actions that could be taken to ensure its long-term viability.

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