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The mission of the Committee is to advocate groundwater protection practices and procedures to municipal, county, state, and other local unit of government throughout the Central Planning Region.


1. Provide education materials and programs regarding general groundwater protection.

2. Promote the use of groundwater protection “tools” to county and other local units of government that implement groundwater protection programs throughout the region.
3. Assist the state jurisdictions in accomplishing specific regional groundwater protection programs.

4. Provide a forum for the development of recommendations that address Committee recognized regional protection needs.


Maintain an on-going general education subcommittee to work with citizen groups, schools, governing agencies and other interested parties on the importance of groundwater protection.

Promote the use of voluntary pollution prevention programs for businesses and residences located within regulated recharge areas.

Work with County, Municipal, and other special units of government to implement groundwater protection tools such as the following:
  • Local Zoning
  • Maximum Setback Zones
  • Technology Control Regulations
  • Defining Regulated Recharge Areas
Develop procedures that implement the recommendation/petition process for establishing regional recharge areas.


  • Act as a catalyst for implementation of groundwater protection tools including meeting one on one with local officials and businesses.
  • Conducting workshops for education and assistance.
  • Develop and distribute a newsletter.
  • Annual self-evaluation review of program effectiveness.

Contact Information

Evelyn Neavear, Chairperson

(309)925-5511,ext. 250
Postal address
21306 IL Route 9, Tremont, IL 61568
Electronic mail
Chairperson: eneavear@tchd.net
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