Fertilizer, Algae and Our Water
Tap water tasting odd? Columbus is spending $600,000 to treat algae in water from the Hoover Reservoir. Though this algae is believed to be safe for consumption, Â the farm fertilizer runoff producing algal blooms is causing changes to our ecosystem. This hour we’ll get an update on filtration efforts, and talk about a program designed to curb nutrient runoff.
- Rick Westerfield, Division of Water Administrator, Department of Public Utilities, City of Columbus
- Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, Western Lake Erie Basin Project Director, The Nature Conservancy
- Dr. Christopher Winslow, Assistant Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, OSU
- Doug Busdeker, Senior Manager of Northern Farm Centers for The Andersons Inc.