Keep It Clean

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The We All Live Downstream program offers simple steps you can take at home to  prevent water pollution .


Take a Tour

Watershed Signage

Signage installed at Griggs, O'Shaughnessy & Hoover Reservoirs invites park visitors to  take a self-guided tour along the shoreline & learn about the green infrastructure installed there.

Rain gardens, porous pavement & more can improve the quality of storm water entering the reservoirs that supply our drinking water.

Non-point Source Pollution

Stormwater Runoff

Protect our Waterways
Illustration Courtesy of NCDENR

Water Distribution System

water distribution system

In 2012, the Columbus Division of Water delivered over 51.2 billion gallons of drinking water, an average of 139.9 million gallons daily, to over 1.1 million residents of the Greater Columbus Area.

The Dublin Road Water Plant (DRWP; the area to the left in yellow) utilizes surface water from the Griggs and O'Shaughnessy Reservoirs on the Scioto River and serves downtown Columbus, western, and southwestern Franklin County.

The Hap Cremean Water Plant (HCWP; the upper area in green) utilizes surface water from the Hoover Reservoir on Big Walnut Creek and serves OSU and the northern half of Franklin County.

The Parsons Avenue Water Plant (PAWP; the area to the right in orange) utilizes groundwater from wells and serves southeastern Franklin County.