Clermont County working to stop spread of harmful algal blooms in Harsha Lake

Clermont County has hired a company to design a wetland system in Williamsburg to prevent storm water from feeding harmful algal blooms in Harsha Lake.

County commissioners agreed to pay Sustainable Streams of Louisville $42,400 over the next two years to come up with system to capture storm water rich with fertilizer nutrients.

“Wetlands have a natural ability to remove nutrients from surface water,” Hannah Lubbers, director of the Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality, said.

“Our study of a small-scale constructed wetland in Jackson Township indicated they can be a cost-effective method of reducing nutrient pollution.”

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