Lima firms singled out for best stormwater practices

LIMA — The City of Lima and the Allen Soil and Water Conservation District have honored two businesses for their stormwater management practices.

Stormwater is the water that runs off hard surfaces and into the Ottawa River and its tributaries completely untreated. Every year the city of Lima and the Allen SWCD honor businesses that put best management practices in place to protect the river.

Bacon and Associates Bacon and Associates was recognized for its efforts in mitigating stormwater runoff to ensure minimal impact to the community by focusing on filtering it into underground storage systems.

Webb Insurance Webb Insurance Agency is reducing stormwater runoff by replacing over 25% of its total area with grass, trees, flowers and pervious surfaces, which allow rainfall to filter naturally through to the soil.

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