Keep It Clean

    Hoover Crop  

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

Watershed Partnerships

Protecting Our Watershed
This unique partnership between the Department of Public Utilities, its customers and local watershed groups encourages residential backyard conservation, water and energy conservation and promotes public education to improve watershed health. The program will emphasize rainbarrel distribution and rain garden workshops, lawn care, stream stewards and water quality monitoring, and stream clean ups.

Where to Begin
Watershed groups can be particularly helpful for watersheds experiencing significant land use transition. Central Ohio has several successful groups committed to proactive watershed protection. Become involved with a local watershed group. Many groups offer speakers and workshops periodically. Contact a group active in your area or link on to one of the following web sites:

watershed map


 Community Watershed Stewardship Program-Contact List