Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force

The Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force was created by Public Act 100-0403 to address the issue of maintaining the clean drinking water of the Mahomet Aquifer.  Task Force members are required to conduct a study of the Mahomet Aquifer to:

  • Develop a State plan to maintain the groundwater quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
  • Identify potential and current contamination threats to the water quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
  • Identify actions that might be taken to ensure the long-term protection of the Mahomet Aquifer; and
  • Make legislative recommendations for future protection of the Mahomet Aquifer

Full Committee - Meeting Information

All meetings will begin at 10:00 am unless otherwise indicated in the below chart and public notice

Date

Location

Agenda & PN

Minutes

Presentations

February 23, 2018

First Christian Church

3350 N. MacArthur Road

Decatur, IL 62526

 Agenda - 180223

Public Notice 180223

Approved Minutes 180223

 ILEPA - Rick Cobb

ISWS - George Roadcap 

March 26, 2018

Champaign County Board Lyle Shields Meeting Room

Brookens Administrative Center

1776 East Washington Street

Urbana, IL 61802-4581

Draft Agenda

Public Notice

Approved Minutes 180326

ISWS-Jason Thomason

ISWS-Randy Locke

April 30, 2018

Town of Normal

Multipurpose Room #409

Uptown Station

11 Uptown Circle

Normal, IL 61761

Draft Agenda

Public Notice

 Draft Minutes

 

June 18, 2018

Mahomet-Seymour High School (Auditorium)

302 W. State Street

Mahomet, IL 61853

Agenda

Public Notice

 

 

Sub Committees - Meeting Information

Date & Time

Location

Agenda & PN

Minutes

Presentations

Sub-Committee B - Protection

June 1, 2018

10: am

Livingston Center

224 E. Livingston St.

Monticello, Illinois 61856

 Agenda

Public Notice

Bill Compton

Sub-Committee B - Protection

April 16, 2018

10:30 am

Champaign County Board Lyle Shields Meeting Room

Brookens Administrative Center

1776 East Washington Street

Urbana, IL 61802-4581

 Agenda - 180416

Public Notice 180416

 Draft Minutes 180416

 

Sub-Committee A - Contamination Threat

April 23, 2018

10:30 am

Champaign County Board Lyle Shields Meeting Room

Brookens Administrative Center

1776 East Washington Street

Urbana, IL 61802-4581

Agenda - 180423

Public Notice 180423

Draft Minutes 180423

Sub-Committee A - Contamination Threat

May 21, 2018

10:00 am

Champaign County Board Lyle Shields Meeting Room

Brookens Administrative Center

1776 East Washington Street

Urbana, IL 61802-4581

Agenda 180521

Public Notice 180521

SCA Memo 1

Draft Meeting Minutes

Threat

Sub-Committee A - Contamination Threat

June 18, 2018

1:30 pm

Mahomet-Seymour High School (Auditorium)

302 W. State Street

Mahomet, IL 61853

Agenda

Public Notice

Contact Information

Illinois EPA

Office of Community Relations

Barb Lieberoff

217-524-3038

barb.lieberoff@illinois.gov

Reference Materials

Reports, Publications and Planning Documents

Illinois EPA 2012 Integrated Water Quality Report: Illinois EPA has done a focused evaluation the CWS probabilistic network wells screened in the Mahomet Aquifer.  Information related to this evaluation is found in our 2012 Integrated Water Quality Report - Volume II, specifically pages 39 - 49 and Figures C-8 and C-9 on pages 22 and 24, respectively.

Illinois EPA's Groundwater Quality Protection Program webpage has links to program details and resources including the documents Groundwater Protection by Local Governments and Guidance Document for Groundwater Protection Needs Assessment

Illinois EPA Source Water Assessment Protection Program GIS Tool

"Meeting East-Central Illinois Water Needs to 2050: Potential Impacts on the Mahomet Aquifer and Surface Reservoirs"  http://www.isws.illinois.edu/pubs/pubdetail.asp?CallNumber=ISWS+CR+2011%2D08

The Mahomet Aquifer Consortium ( http://www.mahometaquiferconsortium.org/): "A Plan to Improve the Planning and Management of Water Supplies in East-Central Illinois"  http://www.rwspc.org/documents/ECI-WaterPlan_062909.pdf 

Natural Gas Working group:  https://prairie.illinois.edu/content/natural-gas-working-group 

"Anomalous Groundwater Pressure Responses in the Mahomet Aquifer Near the Manlove Gas Storage Field" - George Roadcap, PhD, Illinois State Water Survey 

Geologic Cross Sections of Quaternary Deposits Across the Manlove Gas Storage Field Area, Champaign County, Illinois - Andrew J. Stumpf, Illinois State Geological Survey, Prairie Research Institute

Example Ordinances

The Central Region Groundwater Protection Committee’s web page includes links to the Tazewell County Groundwater Protection Ordinance and the City of Pekin’s Overlay Wellhead Ordinance 

Videos

Video on 3-D mapping that includes 3D redering of the Mahomet Aquifer: Barb Stiff - ISGS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVXfy50RIdc

Video on Recharge Rates of the Mahomet Aquifer: George Roadcap - ISWS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_sCnxZkzQU