Welcome to the Illinois Association of Groundwater Professional’s (IAGP) website. It is your one-stop qualified resource for information about groundwater and its utilization. Groundwater is the sole source of water for 52 of our 102 Illinois counties. Other counties may use a combination of groundwater and surface water for residential and commercial uses.
Groundwater is accessed for drinking, irrigation and commercial use by private water wells, municipal wells (city water) and for its geothermal heating and cooling properties used in heating and air-conditioning our homes, businesses and industries. Is groundwater renewable? The hydrological cycle (the “travel-log” of groundwater) tells us groundwater is a continuous supply. However to make sure it is a usable and sustainable supply, we must make sure it is protected from contamination and that measures of conservation to prevent waste are always in place. It can take hundreds, even thousands of years for aquifers (water tables) to be recharged through the hydrological cycle. Mark this site as a favorite on your web browser and become more informed about nature’s greatest and priceless natural resource. Future generations are depending on all of us to be guardians and protectors of groundwater.
Groundwater Protection – Everyday
The Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals is dedicated to the protection and efficient utilization of groundwater, providing programs that support industry professionalism and providing consumer information about water wells and groundwater.