Ohio EPA hosts public meeting in Fayette on Michindoh Aquifer


    There were plenty of signs on display at Fayette Local Schools (WNWO).<p>{/p}

    Nearly a thousand people filled the Fayette Local Schools to hear from the Ohio EPA this evening.

    Many residents that receive their drinking water from the Michindoh Aquifer are concerned with more communities using it.

    Toledo's suburbs including Sylvania, Maumee and Perrysburg are spending money to study whether or not it's a viable option.

    The EPA discussed a potential well that would be drilled near Fayette.

    "This is a wet year. There's a lot of water coming into the ground, and into the aquifer. In a dry year, what happens? They pump all this water to go to Toledo, or the surrounded area, what happens if it can't be replenished?" said Fayette resident, Dean Myers.

    The deadline to submit comments to the EPA is Friday. You can mail them in writing to:

    Ohio EPA, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

    Attn. Craig Smith

    P.O. Box 1049

    Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049

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