Both residents and lawmakers say the bill is a positive step, but much work remains.
Purdue University Professor Andrew Whelton says drinking water safety, despite what many people might think, is not well understood.
City officials told residents there were high lead levels recently measured in drinking water in the Calumet neighborhood.
Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, says the priority next session will be paying for roads and bridges, not for what he calls “underground infrastructure.”
Utilities reported replacing and upgrading distribution pipes, water treatment plants and fire hydrants are among their most pressing needs.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management could fine BP up to $25,000 for each violation.
A federal judge ruled Friday to mostly deny the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request to block the $3.8 billion pipeline over environmental concerns.
Water plays a large role in public health and the economy, and Bloomington is fighting to keep its water in line with federal regulations.
The city is using a multifaceted approach to address the pollutants.
Despite the low health risks, Eastern Howard High School will offer free, voluntary testing.