Smaltz, Zent respond to Michindoh Aquifer concerns

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, October 12, 2018

Note to the Press – State Reps. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) and Denny Zent (R-Angola) provided the following statements in response to concerns about the Michindoh Aquifer’s water supply. Smaltz reached out to the governor, Indiana’s Congressional delegation and other elected officials to help with this effort.

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 12, 2018) — “The Michindoh Aquifer provides an important resource for residents in both DeKalb and Steuben counties,” Smaltz said. “The aquifer needs to be protected. I’m pursuing all avenues to have our concerns heard by the proper local and state agencies, and I urge all residents to do the same. I understand there are many questions, and I hope my friends and neighbors in the district will contact me with their thoughts and concerns.”

“The Michindoh Aquifer’s unique location on the border of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, make it an invaluable natural resource to us and our neighbors,” Zent said. “We need to preserve this critical water supply for all citizens. The governor and lieutenant governor have visited the area several times in the past year and understand the importance of this issue. I hope we can continue to come together to discuss options and create a plan of action.”  


State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents House District 52,

which includes DeKalb County as well as portions of Allen and Steuben counties.

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State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51, which

includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.

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