Belleville News-Democrat: Splash City now riding on solar powered wavesPosted May 24, 2015
The water pumping and flowing down the slides and waterfalls throughout a metro-east water park are powered by sunshine.
Collinsville Area Recreation District has installed 679 solar panels on three different arrays at Splash City Waterpark at 1605 Eastport Plaza Drive. Two of the arrays are located within the water park, including one located over the Flowrider, a stationary surfing area in the park. The third and largest array is in the adjacent parking lot and resembles a... Read More »
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier: Illinois irrigators required to report water usage to statePosted May 19, 2015
BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is now requiring Illinois irrigators to report their water usage to the state.
The requirement stems from the Illinois Water Use Act, which was amended in 2010 to make reporting for all high capacity wells or intakes mandatory in Illinois, including agricultural irrigation.
“This is a new requirement that many of our irrigators may not be familiar with,” said Lauren Lurkins, director of natural and environmental resources,... Read More »
Illinois Farmer Today: Illinois prepares details of nutrient strategyPosted May 08, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Much attention has been given to developing the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. Now, new details are set to be available at public meetings in June.
The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) is holding informational meetings across the state next month to give farmers a chance to learn more about the strategy and to consider best management practices that make sense for their farm.
The Illinois strategy, set to be released in July, will provide a... Read More »
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