Friday, June 26, 2009
The Greater Johnstown Water Authority has begun an effort to make area citizens and municipal governments “more aware” of the regions watershed. Over a year’s work has resulted in the identification of 487 potential sources of pollutants. Authority General Manager Mike Kukura says his group will even reach out to area schools to spread the word of the water. “We actually have a – it’s called a WREN grant – Water Resource Education Network Grant that we have obtained through the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters, and we are using that for our school education program,” says Kukura. He says the effort will have DEP oversight and a department representative will attend ongoing yearly meetings.