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PROTECTING SOURCE WATER AS PART OF
THE INFRASTRUCTURE CONVERSATION
Jill Hoffmann
Executive Director
THE WHITE RIVER WATERSHED:
the area that impacts central Indiana’s water supply
 1.7 million acres
 4 major
reservoirs
...
Ground & Surface Water Connections
~70% of
Indianapolis’ drinking
water
~90% of everyone
else’s drinking water
Stormwater Management
PROBLEM # 1
Loss of a critical groundwater infiltration
Individual and Industrial Wells Drawing
on Groundwater Supplies
Shallow aquifers
Deep aquifers
Impact of Development
PROBLEM # 1
Loss of a critical groundwater infiltration
PROBLEM #2 Increased pollution to surface wa...
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Impacts
~1400 Outfalls
Indianapolis’ Stormwater Infrastructure & Water Supply
Sustainable Solutions Require Many People and
Many Landscapes and GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
Most of this
infrastructure
is priv...
THANK YOU!
Jill Hoffmann
jill@thewhiteriveralliance.org
Water Infrastructure WS - Jill Hoffmann
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Water Infrastructure WS - Jill Hoffmann

  1. 1. PROTECTING SOURCE WATER AS PART OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE CONVERSATION Jill Hoffmann Executive Director
  2. 2. THE WHITE RIVER WATERSHED: the area that impacts central Indiana’s water supply  1.7 million acres  4 major reservoirs  15 major tributaries  Home to 1/3 of IN’s population and its primary economic engines ONE SHARED INTERCONNECTED RESOURCE
  3. 3. Ground & Surface Water Connections ~70% of Indianapolis’ drinking water ~90% of everyone else’s drinking water
  4. 4. Stormwater Management PROBLEM # 1 Loss of a critical groundwater infiltration
  5. 5. Individual and Industrial Wells Drawing on Groundwater Supplies Shallow aquifers Deep aquifers
  6. 6. Impact of Development PROBLEM # 1 Loss of a critical groundwater infiltration PROBLEM #2 Increased pollution to surface water
  7. 7. Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Impacts ~1400 Outfalls
  8. 8. Indianapolis’ Stormwater Infrastructure & Water Supply
  9. 9. Sustainable Solutions Require Many People and Many Landscapes and GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Most of this infrastructure is privately owned…
  10. 10. THANK YOU! Jill Hoffmann jill@thewhiteriveralliance.org

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