Keep It Clean

    Hoover Crop  

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

Reservoir Land Stewardship Program and Neighbor Communications

The Land Stewardship Program is a voluntary program offering eligible contiguous property owners options to modify city-owned reservoir property in order to create an overland path, install a private boat dock, remove invasive species, or create a filtered view of the water through a license agreement. To learn more about the program, including program specifications and individual site eligibility, visit the Land Stewardship Program website or email  [email protected].

For Publications and Communications with neighbors, please see below:  

View our Reservoir Neighborhood newsletter:  
Reservoir Reflections Issue 10 Spring 2022
Reservoir Reflections Issue 9 Winter 2020
Reservoir Reflections  Issue 8 Spring 2019 
Reservoir Reflections  Issue 7 Summer 2018 
Reservoir Reflections  Issue 6 Fall 2017 
Reservoir Reflections  Issue 5 Spring 2016 
Reservoir Reflections  Issue 4   
Reservoir Reflections  Issue 3  
Reservoir Reflections   Issue 2 
Reservoir Reflections  Issue 1

Other Communications and Links: 
Letter to Reservoir Neighbors with FAQs April 2023
Program Update Video Winter 2020
Letter to Residents July 2019
City of Columbus et al vs. State of Ohio 2/19/2019
Land Stewardship Fact & FAQs
 October 2018 
Letter to O'Shaughnessy Reservoir Neighbors 4-10-17 
Letter to Reservoir Adjacent Neighbors 9-21-15  
Letter to Reservoir Adjacent Residents 7-17-15

Land Stewardship Public Meeting
A public meeting was held on October 30, 2013, regarding the city’s Land Stewardship Agreement program for residents who live adjacent to the city’s three drinking water reservoirs.

View the presentation
View the Invitation to Residents
View the Meeting Summary

Contact us:  [email protected] or visit