Tracking the availability of transparent and consistent water supplier data and information on key indicators across jurisdictions to understand water access, reliability, and affordability.
Tracking the existence of source water protection plans for the region’s community water supplies.
Tracking percentages of community water supplies meeting treatment requirements.
Assessing regional consistency in the regulatory policies to restrict the introduction and spread of priority aquatic invasive species.
Tracking the severity of the cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom (HAB) in western Lake Erie
Tracking jurisdictions’ progress in implementing policies to reduce lead exposure from drinking water sources.
Tracking the annual amounts of phosphorus contributed to Lake Erie by ten priority rivers to the western and central basins of the lake. Limiting the annual total phosphorus load helps keep oxygen concentrations in the bottom waters of Lake Erie at an acceptable level and avoid hypoxia or “dead zones.”
Tracking the amounts of phosphorus contributed to Lake Erie by eight priority rivers in the spring (March 1 through July 31) by year. Rain and snowmelt during this season drive bloom severity later in the summer.