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Water Resources of Northwest Indiana

With 45 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, more than 1,775 miles of stream and 500 lakes of various sizes, it’s no wonder that water plays a vital role in the economic, social and environmental well-being of Northwest Indiana.

We rely on water for:

  • Community and individual drinking water supplies
  • Manufacturing processes and transportation of goods
  • Irrigation of farmland and livestock watering
  • Recreational access for residents and visitors alike
  • Supporting fish and wildlife populations and their diverse habitat needs

For these reasons, continued investment in water quality improvements, responsible management of water use and forward planning for water supply and conservation strategies are a high priority.

Please visit the Urban Waters website for more information regarding the Urban Waters Partnership efforts: Urban Waters Federal Partnership | US EPA

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