Sisters of Providence ask for residents’ help in keeping clean water
In March 1997, the State of Indiana passed a law to protect groundwater that is used by public water suppliers. The law is referred to as the Wellhead Protection Plan (WHP). The basic principle is to protect the water before it flows into the wells that are used by public and private water users.
The Sisters of Providence has obtained approval from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to use a radius of 3,000-feet around their wells as our area of protection (Wellhead Protection Area). The Sisters of Providence utilize two wells in one wellfield to obtain their drinking water from. Therefore, they have one WHPA.
If you do own or lease property in the area indicated on the map WHPA, we are asking for your cooperation in keeping this area free of contamination. If you would like information on WHP Programs or would like to get involved in the protection efforts, please call the Sisters of Providence, Facilities Management office at 812-535-1030.
Remember to practice good environmental methods such as proper disposal of all chemicals, oil, antifreeze, animal waste, household cleaners, paint, etc. Keep your septic systems in good working condition. Properly plug abandoned old wells. Properly dispose of batteries. Whenever possible, restrict the use of pesticides and fertilizers to protect the water, as well as your own health.
The Sisters of Providence completed WHP plan can be viewed at the office of Facilities Management, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, 47876.