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PRESS RELEASE: Angola to Host Public Meeting on Water Availability Study

January 18, 2023, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, 317 S. Wayne Street


In May of 2022 the Angola City Council approved a water department proposal to investigate water availability in Steuben County and potential limitations on the availability of water for industry, agriculture, and public supply. INTERA, Incorporated, a consulting firm specializing in water resources analysis and aquifer protection, was hired to conduct the study.


On January 18, 2023, Jack Wittman, VP of INTERA will provide a project update to the public. The presentation will include the following:

  • A discussion of the hydrology of Steuben County and the relationship between lake levels, stream discharge, groundwater levels, and water withdrawals in the region.

  • Results of the water availability assessment conducted for watersheds in the county, along with a discussion of the characteristics of water withdrawals for public supply, industry, and agriculture in the county.

  • An assessment and discussion of potential threats to water availability in the county, including expanding water use for industry and agriculture, increasing withdrawals in Ohio, and a changing climate.

  • A discussion of on-going work to develop an aquifer and surface-water monitoring network in Steuben County. The network will provide real-time data to assess the status of water resources in the region, and a tool to assess the impacts of potential threats.

The aquifer monitoring network will consist of sensor equipment installed in private homeowner wells. The equipment is non-invasive, non-disruptive, and provides direct online access to real-time water levels in the well for each volunteer participant. Private well owners who are interested in participating in the network are encouraged to attend.


Contact Tom Selman

Angola Water Department

(260)665-9363



Angola Notice of Public Meeting 1-18-2023
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