(Atlantic) Jon Martens, Director of Water Operations at Atlantic Municipal Utilities (AMU), has been elected President of the Iowa Groundwater Association (IGWA).
The IGWA was originally formed in 1984 in response to increasing cases of groundwater contamination issues in the State of Iowa. Groundwater contamination can pose a threat to pollute public and private water supplies. The Association is made up of a diverse group of members from throughout the state including geologists, hydro geologists, engineers, educators, attorneys, waterworks personnel, irrigators and other industry representatives all working together to address groundwater concerns.
IGWA’s mission is to: Promote education and research on Iowa groundwater and water resource issues; Improve communication among state agencies, municipalities, the general public, and water resource/environmental professionals; Foster collaboration and information exchange; and Participate in national, state, and local activities related to groundwater management and water resource protection.
Jon has been working in the water business since 1981 and has been the Director of Water Operations at AMU since 1992.
September 30, 2014