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IDEM > Compliance > Water Compliance > Source Water Protection - Drinking Water > Source Water Featured Communities > Source Water Featured Communities: Muncie Source Water Featured Communities: Muncie

The City of Muncie utilizes both surface and ground water for their water supply. Indiana American Water operates three bedrock wells that supplement their water supply and are located along the banks of the White River. Since they tap into a deeper bedrock aquifer, one of their main concerns is the proper sealing of abandoned wells that might also tap into it. Their local planning team meets regularly to discuss emergency response activities, management of household hazardous waste, local cleanup activities, and educational opportunities. Many of these items play a role in protecting both their surface and ground water resources. Tapping local resources such as Ball State University, the local White River Watershed organization, and their Storm Water Management team holds much promise for future activities that will be both effective and innovative. Changes in practices such as applying road salt alternatives are being investigated. Educational events at the local Minnetrista (“Gathering Place by the Water”) Park include a Garden Fair in the Spring, decorating rain barrels, and creating green roof tops. As one of the newest Hoosier Water Guardians, we will be watching your web site for future updates!