2015 Indianola Water Quality Report:
Watch for the 2015 Indianola Water Quality Report in your June 1, 2016 utility billing statement. This report is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Safe Drinking Water Act and provides information regarding Indianola’s drinking water system.
IMU is required to provide a copy to each postal address in Indianola. If your household or place of business does not receive one, additional copies may be obtained by contacting Chris Longer at 962-5302 or view it on line here. Any questions regarding the information provided in the report may be directed to Lou Elbert, IMU Water Superintendent at 962-5330.
Drinking Water Week:
For more than 35 years, local water suppliers and their communities have celebrated National Drinking Water Week. Water is a basic and essential need of every living creature and our health, comfort and standard of living depend upon an abundant supply of safe drinking water. This year, National Drinking Water Week will be observed May 1-7 and Indianola Municipal Utilities is encouraging you to stop for a moment and think about the many ways the Indianola water system provides for the needs of our community.
Quite often, we take for granted the incredible value of a safe, reliable water supply, and the water system that delivers it, in our everyday lives. The following points are taken from the American Water Works Association web site and are just a few examples of how valuable it is to our day-to-day existence.
- Public health protection. In a world where an estimated 3 million people die every year from preventable waterborne disease, our water system allows us to drink virtually from any tap with a high assurance of safety. Indianola’s water supply meets rigorous federal and state health-protective standards.
- Fire protection. A well-maintained water system is critical in protecting our community from the ever-present threat of fire. A system that provides reliable water at an adequate pressure can be the difference between a small fire and an inferno. The ability to suppress fires also influences new home construction, business location decisions and insurance rates.
- Support for the economy. Businesses or housing developments do not succeed without a safe and sustainable water supply. Water is critical to businesses’ daily operations and is often a primary ingredient in the products they create.
- Overall quality of life. We often take for granted that safe water is always accessible to drink, to wash our clothes, to water our lawns and for a myriad of other purposes. When water service is interrupted, we’re all reminded of the extraordinary value of water resources and service.
Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22. Millions of people participated, and today Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated with events on both dates. The most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees for Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd