Program scheduled on how to protect water quality

The Watershed Commission in Kirksville makes sure the water supply is safe. The committee advises the city council on matters related to the two reservoirs in Kirksville. On September 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thousand Hills State Park Shelter House #3, they want to make sure citizens learn about how to take care of their water supply.

Member Clayton Dillavou gave KTVO an example of some things they will be telling residents on how to protect local water quality.

â??You shouldn't dump antifreeze, oil or any toxic chemicals on the ground, because it ends up in someone's water supply,â?? Dillavou said. â??It either ends up in a river or in a lake somewhere. About 400 acres of the Westside of town washes into Forest Lake, so the people on the Westside of town if they put something on the ground thatâ??s bad it ends up in the water supply.â??

Schedule of Presentations

10:00 a.m.

- Activities of the Watershed Management Commission

- Use of the lake

- Stewardship on lake

- Recreational use of the park and lake

- Questions and answers

11:00 a.m. â?? 1:30 p.m.

- Lake tours

There will be free food and exhibits.