WATER RESOURCES: WHO WE ARE
How do you conserve and protect a resources that is vital to your very survival?
ACOG’s Water Resources Division coordinates water quality management planning and implementation efforts in Central Oklahoma. We help local governments maximize the use of ground and surface water resources which also include the planning, management, protection and research of potable water supplies.
The primary focus of ACOG’s water planning efforts is the 3,000 square mile Garber Wellington Aquifer in Central Oklahoma. In response to the droughts of the 1970s , the ACOG Board of Directors established the Garber Wellington Policy Association.
John Harrington, P.G., CFM
Water Resources Director
Water Resources Initiatives
The Garber-Wellington Association staff serves as technical adviser to more than 20 municipalities. Services range from water supply and water well location to underground storage tank removal and site remediation.
Drought conditions bring the prospect of long-term impact on water capacity issues in the region. ACOG helps provide information to consumers and media for all Central Oklahoma entities by producing the bimonthly Drought Report which showcases several different drought metrics and current water storage capacity of several Central Oklahoma reservoirs.
ACOG Water Resources Division releases a bimonthly Drought Report which showcases several different drought metrics and current water storage capacity of several Central Oklahoma reservoirs.
Groundwater is water located beneath the earths surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations. A unit of rock or an unconsolidated deposit is called an aquifer when it can yield a usable quantity of water.
Amendments to the Clean Water Act in 1987 required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address stormwater runoff, after environmental studies indicating that contaminated stormwater is one of the primary detriments to water quality in lakes and streams.