Saving Local Waters

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 in Green Tip

Did you know…?

There is no new water on Earth. The water we drink is the same as the water the dinosaurs drank. Many of our storm drains connect directly to our rivers, lakes, and streams – not to a sanitary sewer plant. Sedimentation (or soil) is Cincinnati’s number one pollutant by volume. Non-point source pollution from urban runoff, agricultural activities, and abandoned mines are other major causes of water pollution in the Ohio River.

Did you know…?

You can help! Avoid using fertilizers or pesticides when heavy rain is forecast. Do not dispose of used motor oil, toxic chemicals, or other hazardous products in your sink or toilet. Doing so can pollute ground water and local waterways. Read up on Watershed Tips and start implementing them at home and at work!

The Regional Storm Water Collaborative of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky has a list of tips and lots of additional information on their website to help you take better care of our watersheds. Visit to get involved!

A watershed is the area of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. To find your local watershed, or to learn more, click here.