Kristy Meyer, managing director of natural resources at Ohio Environmental Council, says many businesses depend on clean water for their products or the production of them. But drinking water is the biggest concern.
"Let's say you're only looking at protecting the Ohio River, but not the feeder streams," Meyer said. "Then you've already lost the game."
As for wetlands, Meyer calls them the "kidneys of the earth" absorbing water, cleaning it naturally and slowly releasing it back into the environment. They also decrease flooding, she said.
"Water is not a partisan issue," Meyer said, "yet it has become a partisan issue."