Water Takes Priority in the Senate

Senate Bill 2 introduced by Senators Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) and Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) focuses on improving the health of Lake Erie and Ohio’s waters.

The bill creates and funds a comprehensive statewide watershed planning structure to be implemented by local soil and water conversation districts to encourage efficient crop growth, soil conservation and water protection methods.

Governor DeWine has indicated that his state budget would take a comprehensive look at Lake Erie and ways to reduce the impacts of agricultural runoff and the resulting nutrient loading of Lake Erie.

OMA members remain heavily involved in water quality issues and are working to protect manufacturers’ interests in any Ohio water quality plan. If you are interested in water issues, please contact OMA’s Rob Brundrett. 2/21/2019