Water quality is an important aspect of environmental health. It affects us all - no matter where you live or who you are. We all need clean water. In our local streams, you will find the water that we drink and where we recreate. It is a part of our local ecosystem.
One of the biggest problems for Ohio streams is sediment - where loose soil aka dirt particles wash into the waterway. It causes the stream to look cloudy and become muddy. This can become a serious problem for the stream and the aquatic animals that live there. Preventing dirt from entering the stream is how we can decrease the amount of sediment in our streams and preserving the health of the stream.
We can all make small changes and sacrifices at home and at work to contribute to a better environment and healthier waterways. It requires just a small amount of effort to make an important impact. In fact, some of you may already be doing things to help without even realizing it!