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Public Resources

Ohio has an abundance of water resources that support many human activities, and nature. Water in Ohio is used for energy production, drinking, recreation, farming, and industry. Many organizations in Ohio aim to conserve water and use it sustainably. Below you can find some links that might help enahnce your understanding of this resource, and help you get involved in its protection.

Be The Change for Clean Water -  The goal of partners maintaining this website is to keep public informad about water programs and services in the Central Ohio region.

DrinkTap - Information from the American Water Works Association about drinking water - where it comes from and how to protect it, to what’s in it and how to turn it off
Know Your Well Water - Ohio Watershed Network provides free well water data interpretation tool
Keep Ohio Waters Clean - Ohio Water Environment Association guide about responsible usage of drains and toilets
Find Your Watershed - US EPA is providing tool that helps you to find information about the watershed you live in. Once you locate your watershed, simply click on the first link, “citizen-based groups at work in this watershed,” to find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality. You may wish to contact one of these groups to find out about cleanups, monitoring activities, restoration projects and other activities.
Ohio Algae Information for Recreational Water - Ohio EPA together with other State Agencies maintains website with summary information about public beaches and harmfull algal blooms (HAB). This site also contains link to HAB Advisory Map.
Ohio Beach Closure - Ohio conducts a monitoring and notification program of selected public and semi-private beaches located along the Ohio/Lake Erie border. Beach Guard provides data on advisories as well as monitoring activity.
Ohio Rural Water Association - free on-site technical assistance for water and wastewater in rural communities
USGS WaterWatch Ohio - See interactive maps about streamflow, flood, draught and other summary data for Ohio rivers