Nov. 7 Talk at MCC Focuses on Ottawa County’s Water Limits

Paul Sachs, Director of Planning and Performance Improvement for Ottawa County, will discuss “Understanding Our Water Limits” on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Muskegon Community College’s Stevenson Center Room 1300.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the West Michigan Conservation Network with support from Muskegon Community College, Michigan State University’s Institute of Agricultural Technology, and Ottawa County.

Sachs will discuss Ottawa County’s unique geology, water availability, water consumption trends, and necessary water conservation practices. The speaker will address how the region’s supposed limitless supply of fresh drinking water may be in jeopardy. Recent scientific studies have revealed that more water is being pumped from Ottawa County’s natural underground water reservoir than can be replenished. Drinking water that is pumped from Lake Michigan also does not return to that system.

While pre-registration is not required, organizers would like those planning to attend to visit and search 72873026183. Refreshments will be served.