Developed through legislation that Bennett sponsored, the purpose of the task force is to help ensure high quality, clean drinking water for families in Central Illinois. Senate Bill 611, which creates the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force, was signed into law by Gov. Rauner on Aug. 25.

Specifically, the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force must:

• Develop a state plan to maintain the groundwater quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
• Identify potential and current contamination threats to the water quality of the Mahomet Aquifer;
• Identify actions that might be taken to ensure the long-term protection of the Mahomet Aquifer;
• Make legislative recommendations for future protection of the Mahomet Aquifer

The task force will report its finding and solutions to the General Assembly by July 1, 2018.

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