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Point Place residents meet to discuss solutions to water crisis

POINT PLACE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Clean drinking water is a concern for everyone after the water crisis, but people who live in Point Place say algae in the water could also start to impact business and recreation.

"What we have is turning into garbage," said resident Kurt Gholden. "It's not right."

Friday concerned residents in Point Place came together to learn how the water got this way and what they can do to fix it.

"Obviously it's a big issue," said Gholden. "We just got slapped in the face with that."

People who live and boat in the area say they have seen the water get progressively worse over the last few years, and now they are even starting to see fewer people docking in Point Place. Their concern is that new businesses won't want to come to the area if something isn't done.

That is why Point Place Business Associate Len Syrek is holding Listen to our Lakes, they are talking meetings, to teach people what they can do right at home.

"Figure out what we're going to do with whatever you have that's wasteful and how to handle it," said Syrek. "Other than dumping it down the drain or into the water."

These are small changes that people say they are willing to do and hope others are too.

"Six people aren't going to do it," said Gholden. "We need 60 thousand."

Two more Point Place and Shoreland Community Forum meetings are scheduled for next week, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 4441 N. Summit Lighthouse Landing Banquet Hall. 

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