Category: Stormwater

We All Live in a Watershed

We All Live in a Watershed

Do you live in a watershed? How big is it? What’s its name? Don’t worry if you can’t answer these questions. Most people can’t. But that doesn’t mean understanding the concept of a watershed is unimportant. A watershed is the area of land...

Report Illegal Discharges

Help us protect our rivers and streams by reporting illegal discharges. Many of the storm sewers in the City of Springfield drain directly to our creeks and waterways and do not go to the City’s wastewater plant for treatment. Therefore, it is important to...

Wet Weather System Overview

Ever wonder what happens after you flush? The City of Springfield has a sanitary sewer system, consisting of pipes and treatment facilities to transport and treat wastewater. Wastewater is the used water that goes down toilets, sinks, and drains. Parts of the City are...

We All Live in a Watershed

Do you live in a watershed? How big is it? What’s its name? Don’t worry if you can’t answer these questions. Most people can’t. But that doesn’t mean understanding the concept of a watershed is unimportant. A watershed is the area of land...

How can residents improve water quality?

Maintain Your Septic System The Clark County Combined Health District can assist homeowners with failing systems and has guidance for do-it-yourself maintenance. Contact the District at 937-390-5600. Install a Rain Barrel A rain barrel is a container (usually a...

Requirements for Construction Industry

What does the construction industry have to do? If your project disturbs one or more acres of ground, you must get a permit to discharge stormwater from your site. If your project disturbs less than one acre but is part of a larger plan of development or sale, you...