WGTE Town Hall: Swan Creek Watershed

Did you know that the Swan Creek Watershed encompasses nearly 205 square miles of Northwest Ohio?

Did you also know that the Swan Creek Watershed is in need of restoration?

Do you have questions regarding this or other water quality issues in our region?

Join the online discussion below about water infrastructure in our region, including the plans to remediate the Swan Creek Watershed. You can also watch WGTE's latest Town Hall Meeting: Swan Creek Watershed to find out more. If you submitted a question during the Town Hall Meeting, look under the discussion topics below for your answer. All questions submitted have been placed in one of the main topic areas below.

The Swan Creek Watershed plan details how the areaís 22 legal jurisdictions will work together to protect water quality and enable planned water resource and land usage for conservation, agriculture, and development. 

This 90-minute documentary tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems, some in the ground for more than 100 years, provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth. Largely out of sight and out of mind, these aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nationís history.

Exploring the history, engineering challenges, and political and economic realities in urban and rural locations, the documentary provides an understanding of the hidden assets that support our way of life.

To view the program trailer, or to order a DVD of this program, visit the show Website.

Funding for the Liquid Assets grant project has been provided by WPSU -- Penn State Public Broadcasting.


  • Views: 565 WGTE Town Hall: Swan Creek Watershed -

    WGTE, with the support of WPSU - Penn State Public Broadcasting, explores how local officials are working towards cooperative ways to balance civic and environmental needs in regards to how we manage the Swan Creek Watershed. Bill Harris hosts this in-depth discussion.  Taped February 2009.

  • Views: 449 Liquid Assets: Local Water Infrastructure

    What do you believe is the most pressing water issue in our community?

  • Views: 443 Liquid Assets: Public Health and Safety

    What are the public health or safety issues that affect our community as a result of problems with the water infrastructure?

  • Views: 468 Liquid Assets: Swan Creek Watershed

    Do you agree with the efforts to remediate the Swan Creek Watershed? Are there additional considerations that should be accounted for within the plan?

  • Views: 370 Liquid Assets: Environment

    What impact does the plan have on the environment?

  • Views: 357 Liquid Assets: Development

    How does construction and development affect the plan? How does it affect our water infrastructure?

  • Views: 360 Liquid Assets: Agriculture

    What will help with Agricultural runoff that is being dumped into the watershed? Does the plan address it?

  • Views: 371 Liquid Assets: Conservation

    Why do we need to conserve water when we live in an area where our water supply is abundant?