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2/6/2008 - City Receives Groundwater Award

   Contact : Brian Koral, Assistant to the City Administrator
Phone: (660) 827-3000
10 a.m. CST, February 6, 2008


City receives Groundwater Guardian Award

(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : Mayor Bob Wasson accepted, on behalf of the City, a plaque designating Sedalia as a Groundwater Guardian by the Groundwater Foundation.  The Sedalia Source Water Protection Committee has been working with the Sedalia Water Department and local governmental agencies to protect the groundwater supply that serves Sedalia and the surrounding area.

Drinking water in Sedalia is supplied 20% by groundwater and 80% by surface water.  Recent sedimentation rates have been threatening surface water supplies, along with high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen.  Dropping groundwater levels also are a concern for residents.  Sedalia uses Groundwater Guardian to build relationships with landowners, sample drinking water supplies, and increase education efforts.

Sedalia has been designated as a Groundwater Guardian every year since 2005 and is one of only three municipal award recipients in Missouri. 



Mayor Bob Wasson
accepts the Groundwater Guardian Award from Source Water Protection Committee member Mona McCormack.

Photo Credit : Tammy Lewis
Photo Date : 02/04/2008

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