blog posts 3 New Hydrogeologists Nov 18, 2019 5:00 pm The Groundwater Section at the Illinois State Water Survey is pleased to welcome three new scientists to help with the research and service work we are doing: Cecilia Cullen, Mike Krasowski, and Allan Jones. Meet Our New Hydrologist: Tyler Pierson Dec 19, 2018 3:45 pm Tyler Pierson has joined the Groundwater Science Section at the Illinois State Water Survey. He will be working on the Illinois Department of Transportation project in the Metro East area. He is replacing Mark Anliker, who retired November 1, 2018. Middle Illinois Region Water Supply Assessment Report Published Oct 10, 2018 11:15 am A report on the water resources available in the Middle Illinois River water supply planning region is now available (Kelly et al. ISWS Contract Report 2018-02). Successful Private Well Owner Outreach for the Water Survey at the 2018 Illinois State Fair Sep 4, 2018 5:15 pm Hundreds of children and adults were educated by Illinois State Water Survey staff about groundwater and wells at the 2018 Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Staff from the Groundwater Science Section shared space in the Private Lands Programs tent for 10 days in Conservation World. This was the first presence by ISWS at the State Fair in more than a decade. Visit the ISWS at the 2018 Illinois State Fair! Jul 13, 2018 10:15 am The Illinois State Water Survey will be participating in the 2018 Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL with a booth shared by the Private Land Programs Tent in Conservation World, which will be open daily from Friday, August 10th to Sunday, August 19th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. primary for post 656902 ISWS Reignites Outreach Activities in Illinois Jun 1, 2018 1:45 pm The Illinois State Water Survey’s Groundwater Section has begun taking a more active role in outreach to help the residents and youth in Illinois learn more about groundwater and private wells. The ISWS has been working with Illinois citizens and important stakeholders for more than a century to raise awareness about protecting Illinois’ water resources. primary for post 632147 Ongoing Water Supply Planning in Middle Illinois Mar 27, 2018 2:15 pm Water Supply Planning is a cyclical effort to perform long-term water supply analyses for each of the planning regions throughout Illinois and identify potential risks to water supply using the latest available data. Here we present some early results for the Middle Illinois region, with work slated to wrap up over the next few months. Pledge to Test Your Well Water: Win a FREE Water Test Feb 6, 2018 4:30 pm The Private Well Class is celebrating National Groundwater Awareness Week (#GWAW2018) by hosting the 3rd annual Pledge to Test (#pledge2test) Campaign. In this nationwide pledge, well owners are invited to pledge to submit a water sample for testing to a lab in their area. One Pledge to Test Campaign participant will be randomly selected to be reimbursed for the cost of testing the private well water at their residence, up to $200. primary for post 575673 Water from Where? The Complex Web of Water Use in Illinois Nov 6, 2017 3:45 pm Scientists at the Illinois Water Survey have developed an interactive map of where every community in Illinois gets their water from. primary for post 566038 4,000 Year-Old Pollution Oct 12, 2017 11:45 am We've been polluting for a long time.