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"U.S. EPA Region 5 News Release"
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	Technical Contact:	William Spaulding
	(312)	886-9262

	Media Contact:	Phillippa Cannon
	(312)	353-6218

For Immediate Release: March 26, 1997

No. 97-OPA059

EPA SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROTECTING DRINKING-WATER SOURCES


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 will hold a series of public meetings with each State in the
region to hear comments and suggestions on ways to protect sources of drinking water from contamination.
Under the provisions of the recently amended Safe Drinking Water Act, States are required to delineate the
sources of all public drinking water supplies and identify potential sources of contamination.

The meetings will be held at these locations:

April 1	           State of Michigan Building Complex
		3423 North Martin Luther King Blvd.
		Lansing, MI 48909

April 11	IL Dept. of Agriculture Auditorium
		Administration Building, State Fairgrounds
		801 Sangamon Ave.
		Springfield, IL 62794

April 14	Holiday Inn East
		4560 Hilton Corporate Dr.
		Columbus, OH 43232

April 22	St. Cloud Civic Center
		10 4th Avenue South
		St. Cloud, MN 56301

April 28	Auditorium
		Indiana Government Center South
		402 West Washington St.
		Indianapolis, IN 46206

May 13	Moraine Park Technical College (main entrance)
		235 North National Ave.
		Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Seating is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve a place and confirm times of meetings, or to request a
copy of EPA's draft source water protection guidance, call EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline, 800-426-4791,
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.  Reservations may also be made by E-mail at
http://hotline-sdwa@epamail.epa.gov.  Information is also available on the internet at
http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/swp.html.
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