Report Potentially Hazardous Spills or Dumping
If you see a potentially hazardous material flowing to a storm sewer, ditch or waterway, immediately call 614-645-STREAM (7873) and the Ohio EPA at 1-800-282-9378.
Our Commitment to Water Quality
Columbus provides a variety of services to protect both surface & drinking water quality. We work with communities upstream to help reduce the impact of agricultural activities. In our own community, we partner with landowners adjacent to our reservoirs and monitor construction sites to limit sedimentation that can impact local waterways. We also protect the quality of life downstream by discharging clean water from our wastewater treatment plants.
Water Reservoir Neighbors
Property owners along water reservoirs have a special responsibility to protect our drinking water supply. Good land management practices can have positive impact on water quality, beautify the landscape and provide a nearly maintenance-free environment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Watershed Management
Questions & answers about reservoirs, watershed management, land stewardship, dock permits and boating. Definition & illustration of a watershed; lists our 3 watersheds & more.
If you are interested in protecting our natural resources, get involved in our public education programs. You, your community or school group can participate in stream-bank litter cleanups, invasive plant removal & many other activities that promote awareness & appreciation of our natural waterways.
Small Business & Restaurant Requirements
Businesses & restaurants play an important role in preventing water pollution & sewer blockages. Proper disposal of fats, oils and grease is required to help prevent sewer blockage, back-ups & overflows. To comply with regulations on stormwater & sanitary sewer discharges, businesses, restaurants, managers & employees should practice...
Storm Drain Marker Program
Summer & fall offer perfect weather for this volunteer opportunity to raise awareness that dumping waste into storm drains contributes to water pollution & endangers wildlife. Decals, adhesive & instruction is provided for volunteers to apply on curbs near storm drain inlets - perfect for individuals or groups.