Miami County residents depend on groundwater as a source of drinking
water, agricultural usage, and for industrial purposes. Septic systems,
private and abandoned wells, open ditches, and surface water runoff are
possible routes of groundwater contamination. Our actions greatly affect
water quality both here in our own county and downstream.
Encourage landowners and land users to maintain and improve erosion
control as the number one means for improving water quality.
- Promote nutrient management on cropland.
- Promote proper rural septic disposal and maintenance in Miami County.
- Promote wetland restorations and development to recharge groundwater.
- Proper vegetation and buffer strips established along open ditches, stream banks, and rivers.