Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District

211 East Drexel Parkway, Rensselaer, IN 47978

219-866-8008 x3

jaspercountysoilandwater@gmail.com

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Our Efforts

Identified Concerns

  • Fish consumption impairments for Mercury and PCBs

  • High E. Coli levels

  • Public perception of the water quality problems

  • Contamination of private wells

Steering Committee 

In March 2019 local stateholders, along with the Jasper and Newton County SWCDs, began to hold preliminary steering committee meetings to begin to gather information on the water quality concerns for the Lower Kankakee River. Meetings will continue to be held quarterly, or more, so the steering committee can continue to guide our efforts.