Ottawa To Take Ownership Of Water System

1/30/19 – 5:23 A.M.

Ottawa is taking ownership of Putnam County’s water distribution system. The Lima News reports village council voted in favor of the plan during their Monday meeting. County Commissioner John Schlumbohm tells the newspaper that having the village handle the water distribution will help out the county when it comes to billing. Mayor Dean Meyer says the deal will also save taxpayer money.

Meyer tells the newspaper that EPA rules would have required the county to have a separately licensed operator to run the system. Ottawa already has an operator, so there’s no extra cost.

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