Storm Water Awareness Week urges residents to ‘Be the Change for Clean Water’

OWENSVILLE, OH. (Oct. 16, 2020) — The Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District is urging county residents to “Be the Change for Clean Water” and take action during Stormwater Awareness Week, Oct. 18-24.

“Storm Water Awareness Week offers all of us the chance to learn about small actions we as individuals can take to help protect our streams and lakes, especially East Fork Lake which serves as a source of drinking water for about half the county,” said John McManus, administrator of the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). While rainwater is great for lawns and gardens, pollutants picked-up by the runoff can be dangerous for streams and rivers.

Storm water can push common items – such as trash, lawn fertilizer, automotive fluids and more – into local waterways, threatening our environment and clean drinking water. During Storm Water Awareness Week, Clermont SWCD is urging residents to take one or more of the following actions:

There is so much we can do to Be the Change for Clean Water in Ohio. Please take a moment during the week of Oct. 18-24 to share these tips with your family and co-workers so we can all make Clermont County a great place to live, work and play.

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