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Water Infrastructure WS - Jill Hoffmann

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North Central Region One Water Action Forum

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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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