Protecting The Health of the Ottawa River is Everyone’s Responsibility
The Ottawa River Watershed is the total land area that water flows across or under on its way to the stream. We influence the quality of the water resources in the Ottawa River Watershed, good or bad, by how we manage those landscapes and the things we leave behind on the earth’s surface. The quality of water in the Ottawa River is a direct result of the pollutants that runoff washes from those many landscape surfaces. We can all improve the health of the Ottawa River, whether we are individuals, agriculture or industry.
One of the easiest ways you can protect our waterways is to refrain from dumping into storm drains. These drains flow directly into the Ottawa River without treatment. Dumping into these drains is illegal and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. You can learn more about Allen County’s Illicit Discharge Regulations here. If you see someone dumping into our storm drains, please contact the Allen County Sheriff’s office 24/7 at 419-227-3535. Let’s all work together for a beautiful, healthy Ottawa River.
We all influence the quality of the water resources in the Ottawa River Watershed, good or bad, by the things we leave behind on the earth’s surface.
In our watershed, agriculture is more than farming – it is the entire collection of businesses essential to the production, processing, and distribution of high quality agricultural products.
Our industries have invested and made improvements that have drastically improved the health of the Ottawa River.