Communities across Ohio are urging residents to “Be the Change for Clean Water” and take action during Stormwater Awareness Week, October 16-22, 2022. Stormwater can push common household items – such as trash, lawn fertilizer, or paint -- into local waterways, threatening our environment and clean drinking water. During Stormwater Awareness Week, Soil and Water Conservation District’s throughout Ohio are urging residents to take one or more of the following actions:
Pollution left on roadways, sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots drains directly to our streams and rivers. These simple actions can improve water quality and reduce stormwater runoff. Stormwater can also erode away streams, which can cause flooding. Each year, Conservation Districts investigate multiple sources of pollution and assist homeowners concerned with stream erosion and flooding, all caused by stormwater runoff.
There is so much we can do for Clean Water in Ohio. Please take a moment at home and at work this week, to make your family and co-workers aware of what they can do to make Ohio a great place to live, work and play.
There are a few local initiatives and agencies aimed at stormwater awareness and education for you to check out. They include:
Lucas SWCD staff