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Sheehy calls on governor to address water quality issues in State of the State address

Lawmaker says state must do more to protect drinking water in Northwest Ohio
April 5, 2016
Michael Sheehy News

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today called on the governor to address the ongoing water quality issues affecting Toledo and the Lake Erie basin in his upcoming State of the State address tomorrow night. 

“Last year, Governor Kasich failed to mention the ongoing water quality challenges faced by communities in Northwest Ohio,” said Sheehy. “The work accomplished with Senate Bill 1 to address these issues was a step in the right direction, but the state must take additional and immediate action to protect the drinking water of millions of Ohioans. I urge Gov. Kasich to lay out his plan tomorrow to protect Lake Erie and the Ohioans who depend upon it. We cannot afford to risk another water crisis.”

In August 2014, Toledo issued a “do not drink” advisory for three days due to high levels of toxins in the water caused by harmful algal blooms.