Ottawa County planners, local scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders identified and developed practical solutions to the County's groundwater challenges and compiled them into a Proactive Strategies Index. Divided into four strategies, this guidebook highlights steps oriented toward alleviating the water crisis.
Click the image above to explore the index or click here to download a PDF version.
Each section is broken down into categories, including:
Advocating for change in regional water conservation perceptions
This section details outreach campaign, online resources, as well as youth and community education programs to inform the public.
Partner-managed programs designed to make a difference
This section details ways the County and its Groundwater Sustainability Initiative partners are developing actionable household conservation, landscape, and irrigation strategies and recommendations.
Using policy to enhance groundwater sustainability
This section details plans for model ordinances, health code revisions, a well monitoring network, infrastructure planning, and more to better manage and conserve groundwater.
Creating accountability through organization structure
This section illustrates the committees and other personnel structures that are to manage current and future groundwater initiatives.