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

Programs for protecting water sources and insuring drinking water quality.

Hoover Reservoir Litter Cleanup

Hoover Reservoir Litter Cleanup Volunteers are encouraged to participate in this annual litter cleanup Saturday, September 30 at Hoover Reservoir. Meeting at the shelter house below the dam. Bags, gloves & refreshments provided. Come out for some good "clean" fun! - learn more

Columbus' Watershed Management Program

Columbus' Watershed Management Program A high quality water supply source allows us to provide Columbus area residents with excellent drinking water at a reasonable cost. Our watershed program's focus is to protect our drinking water source and supply.   - learn more

Drinking Water Quality and Monitoring

Drinking Water Quality and Monitoring The Water Quality Lab performs water quality monitoring and treatment research to ensure that Columbus drinking water meets or exceeds federally mandated Safe Drinking Water Act standards. - learn more

Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrants Fire protection and a system of reliable hydrants are important to the Divisions of Fire and Power & Water - we work collaboratively to maintain the system in peak condition with nearly zero outages.  Please report any hydrant issues to 614-645-7788. Also, learn what to do if you are experiencing low pressure or rusty water, how to get a temporary hydrant use permit & contact info related to fire hydrant issues. - learn more

Managing Our Sewer System

Managing Our Sewer System Various initiatives are underway to protect and improve water quality in the Columbus metropolitan area. We all benefit from clean water. - learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities 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. - learn more