H2Ohio Program targeted Priorities
As part of the H2Ohio plan, counties in the Maumee River Watershed will each have a localized phosphorus target to help ensure accountability. Individualized nutrient management plans are developed for participating farms to identify which H2Ohio best practices will reduce the most phosphorus runoff at each location.
Additionally, creating wetlands to hold and filter excess water and addressing failing septic systems will be priorities of this program. Soil and Water Conservation District Offices in each county will lead local efforts to help farmers enroll in and implement the H2Ohio best practices.