National Ground Water Association CEO Terry S. Morse, CIC, and NGWA Government Affairs Director Lauren Schapker are speaking today at the quarterly meeting of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) Groundwater Committee in Cincinnati, Ohio.
OKI is a council of local governments, business organizations, and community groups committed to improving the quality of life and the economic vitality of its region.
Morse and Schapker will be presenting “Groundwater and the 115th Congress.” Among the topics they will touch on are PFAS contamination and its regional significance in Ohio, groundwater-surface water interaction, drinking water infrastructure priorities, Farm Bill support for well and septic owners, and the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network.
OKI’s groundwater committee promotes coordinated groundwater management as more than 600,000 people in the area rely on the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer for drinking water.
Its committee members include drinking water utilities, large commercial and industrial groundwater users, local health departments, planning agencies, soil and water conservationists, and representatives of state agencies with groundwater responsibilities.