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In compliance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, NIU is releasing its yearly report on drinking water quality. Known as the 2016 Consumer Confidence Report, it is intended to provide consumers with important information about their drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water. The report contains information...
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Dear Member of the Campus Community, Your 2014 annual water quality report is now available. Northern Illinois University has prepared this report to provide information to you, the consumer, on the quality of our drinking water. Please review the documents at http://go.niu.edu/2014water and learn more about the drinking water at NIU. The report contains important...
Amy Gahala
Strangely enough, Michael Jackson was an influential force in leading Amy Gahala to her career path in hydrology. Gahala, a graduate of the Department of Geology and Environmental Studies, is currently a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. “I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, and it all started with Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song.’...
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A group of NIU faculty and students are hoping their newly developed water sampling techniques might soon be employed to detect sources of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, one of America’s most scenic and important bodies of water. Geology professor Melissa Lenczewski, anthropology professor Kendall Thu and four NIU students will travel this week to...
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This is the week the NIU community thanks the not-so unsung heroes at the NIU Heating Plant. Recently, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities, the State of Illinois Water Survey/University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources commended the plant and its staff for superior water quality in its heating...