Stormwater Management

The City’s Engineering Division is in the process of expanding efforts to both educate the community and increase efforts to protect our natural resources.

Stormwater runoff flows directly to our streams and rivers without any filtration or treatment. This causes terrible things to wash into the storm sewers and drains including:
  • Chemicals
  • Bacteria
  • Pesticides
  • Oil
  • Litter
  • Debris

Polluted stormwater can lead to dead fish, destruction of wildlife habitat, loss of aesthetic value, impaired recreation areas and contaminated water resources. If you have questions regarding this program or would like to report a stormwater problem, please call Sam Troiano at (614) 481-6208.

What You Can Do
  • Homeowners can use fertilizers sparingly and sweep driveways, sidewalks, and roads instead of using a hose.
  • Instead of disposing of yard waste, they can use the materials to start a compost pile.
  • Pick up after pets.
  • Use, store, and dispose of chemicals properly.
  • Drivers should check their cars for leaks and recycle their motor oil and antifreeze when these fluids are changed.
  • Drivers can also avoid impacts from car wash run off by using car wash facilities that do not generate runoff.