Groundwater Guardian Brochures


The LPRV Aquifer is a fragile resource that requires protection!drip.jpg (3676 bytes)THE LOWER PORTNEUF RIVER VALLEY AQUIFER - AN IRREPLACEABLE RESOURCE

The citizens of Pocatello and Chubbuck have been blessed with an inexpensive, reliable supply of high quality drinking water from a natural underground reservoir known as the Lower Portneuf River Valley Aquifer. Our only source of drinking water in the foreseeable future, it is an irreplaceable resource.

Our aquifer is extremely vulnerable to contamination from human activities. In fact, some area wells have already been closed because of high concentrations of pollutants. Fortunately, these chemicals are being removed, but it is always more expensive to clean up aquifer contamination than it is to prevent it. (Visit Water Quality for more information.)

 

drip.jpg (3676 bytes)"IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE, CAN IT?"

Boil orders. Water rationing. Water importation. Problems with drinking water are making the news more often lately, and they seem to be getting closer to home.

 

drip.jpg (3676 bytes)YOU CAN HELP PROTECT OUT WATER

We don't have the luxury of taking our underground water supply for granted. It must be protected, and it needs our help. Portneuf Valley Groundwater Guardian has developed two brochures that describe the aquifer and contamination that we experience here. These brochures have been distributed to citizens of Pocatello and Chubbuck in city utility bills, as well as in other community, environmental and educational forums. A third brochure is in the planning stage. Use the links below to access GWG's information brochures on-line to learn about how our aquifer works, how it is affected by what we do, and what we can all do to help protect it and ensure the best quality for our drinking water. Contact the Guardian for more information, or to request hard-copy brochures.

Access Brochure 1!

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LPRV Aquifer - Figure Only
Well Schematic - Figure Only
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Access Brochure 2!

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LPRV Pollutants - Figure Only
Pollution Sources - Figure Only
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
These brochures are produced by the Portneuf Valley Groundwater Guardian Committee, a not-for-profit organization promoting the protection and wise use of our local water resources as part of its enrollment with the National Groundwater Foundation. Funding has been provided in part by: the J.R. Simplot Company; FMC Corporation; AMI Semiconductors; Steele & Associates; the City of Pocatello; the City of Chubbuck; and Bannock County. Visit Participants & Sponsors for more information about these organizations, as well as access to their web sites.