Limit water usage during rain storms
• Much of the Cincinnati area has combined sewers that carry both sewage and rain water (known as stormwater) in the same pipe. During a hard rain, the pipes reach capacity and overflow into local rivers and streams. Limiting water usage during heavy rainstorms can help prevent this from happening, especially when combined with green infrastructure.
• Find more information at Project Groundwork.
Hold off on using irrigation techniques, running the dishwasher, or using water for cleaning or rinsing sidewalks.
Reduces pressure on the sewage system and the risk of stormwater overflows.