Koos, Mayors Back Mahomet Aquifer

Published 05/08 2014 07:24PM

Updated 05/08 2014 07:40PM

SPRINGFIELD - Normal Mayor Chris Koos is one of many community leaders rallying support to protect the Mahomet Aquifer.

Koos joined four other local mayors in a meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn's deputy chief of staff Wednesday. A Clinton landfill wants to put hazardous waste over the water supply. The mayors want to see the permitting process redone before that can happen.

Koos says too many people rely on the aquifer for drinking water to go ahead with those plans, without a proper public comment period.

"There wasn't good transparency and full disclosure in the permitting process. We feel that the whole process was flawed and we want to go through that process again, and our belief is that going that process, it will not be permitted,” said Koos.

koos says he expects to hear back from Quinn about the request in the next couple of weeks. The Mahomet Aquifer provides water to 80 different communities.

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