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In recognition of efforts to protect local groundwater supplies, for the 21st consecutive year, Coldwater has been named a 2017 Groundwater Guardian by The Groundwater Foundation. The Groundwater Foundation is a national nonprofit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska with the mission to educate people and inspire action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations.
Groundwater Guardian is a unique, locally-driven program that brings diverse sectors of a community, including business, government, educators, and citizens together to work toward protecting a community’s groundwater resources. Groundwater Guardians form teams that implement activities to address local groundwater concerns and issues.
The City of Coldwater receives all of its drinking water from four public wells located within an 8.2 square mile area. Protecting the water supply and continuing to encourage conservation are top priorities for Coldwater’s Groundwater team. Coldwater uses the Groundwater Guardian program to bring national attention to local groundwater protection efforts.
Throughout the year, the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities continued a pollution recycling and reduction initiative, educated elementary school children about the importance of conservation and pollution prevention, had students attend tours of the water treatment plant, continued to update and improve a source water protection program and management plan for the area’s drinking water supply, and distributed informational material with bills to water customers.
For more information on water conservation, or other City / CBPU services, please contact (517) 279-9531.