June 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tipppecanoe County Fairgrounds Collesium
1406 Teal Road Lafayette
IN 47905
League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette

The proposal to supply water to the LEAP Lebanon Innovation District through a pipeline from the Wabash River alluvial aquifer in Tippecanoe County has generated many questions. Would this affect current water users or future economic development in the Greater Lafayette area? What is the alluvial aquifer, and who is already using it? Are pipelines the best way to ensure progress? Are policies in place to ensure that our water use is sustainable? If not, what do we need and how will we get there?

The forum will provide the community an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and rigorous analysis to address these concerns. This forum will explore proposals that attempt to balance the concerns for water sustainability and economic development in Greater Lafayette with the need for water for economic development in other regions in Indiana.


  • Sallie Fahey, Moderator, Retired Executive Director of Tippecanoe Area Plan Commission
  • Dr. Jane Frankenberger, Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, Purdue University
  • Dr. Marty Frisbee, Associate Professor and Purdue Groundwater Specialist, Purdue University
  • Scott Walker, CEO, Greater Lafayette Commerce
  • Representative Mike Aylesworth, Indiana House of Representatives, District 11
  • Representative Sharon Negele, Indiana House of Representatives, District 13
  • Mayor Tony Roswarski, City of Lafayette
  • Commissioner Tom Murtaugh, Tippecanoe County
  • Indiana Economic Development Corp (invited)