Ottawa County Hosting Water Quality Forum

For the 11th year, Ottawa County is hosting the annual Water Quality Forum. With hundreds of miles of shoreline on lakes, rivers and streams; thousands of residents with well water; plus thousands more with municipal drinking systems, monitoring and protecting this natural resource is vital. The day-long forum brings together area experts to share research and discuss ways to safeguard water and protect health.

The forum will be held at the Ottawa County Administrative Complex at 12220 Fillmore in West Olive from 9am to 4pm. The fee to attend is $10 and registration is limited to the first 150 participants. Registrations must be received no later than November 16. Questions about the forum should be directed to the Administrator’s Office at 616-738-4898. View the agenda and register at

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will kick off the forum with an update on the work of the Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board. A distinguished group of researchers will follow, representing Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and other organizations. View the presentation topics and complete list of speakers at