Iowa Groundwater Association Salutes the Groundwater Protection Act at Fall Meeting
Posted: 10/13/2011
IOWA CITY – The Iowa Groundwater Association will recap the Groundwater Protection Act – past, present and future – at its Oct. 26 meeting in Iowa City.

Three talks in the morning will address the passage of the 1987 Groundwater Protection Act in Iowa and its implications for public health and water quality in the state.

“The meeting is designed for anyone interested in groundwater issues, from well drillers and environmental consultants to communities and regulators,” said Bob Drustrup, vice-president of the association.

Registration is $60 for members, $95 for non-members and $25 for students prior to Oct. 21.  The association is offering 2012 membership at no additional cost with non-member registration.  Online registration and a complete agenda are available on the association’s website at www.igwa.org.

The meeting will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. at the Iowa State University Extension Building, Johnson County 4H Fairgrounds, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Road SE in Iowa City. It will conclude with the annual meeting beginning at 4 p.m.

Other topics of interest include how to characterize and treat petroleum-like products that float on water and could contaminate groundwater far into the future, and developing water resources in underdeveloped countries.

People who would like more information can contact Bob Drustrup at 515-281-8900, Keith Schilling at 319-335-1422 or Hillary Maurer at 319-430-7731.