Clean Water Initiatives

By partnering with MCD, communities ensure the safety and availability of water for future generations. From protecting land over the aquifer to finding better, more cost-effective solutions to reducing water threats, MCD provides expertise, guidance and resources.

MCD helps communities study nutrient levels
Fifteen regional wastewater treatment plants and cities fund study to better understand how nutrients move through the river system.


Water Quality Credit Trading Reduces Nutrients
Fifteen agencies develop a market-based approach to reducing nutrient pollution in streams.


Housing Development Uses Conservation Design
A Brookville neighborhood uses rain gardens and pervious pavers to improve local streams and wetlands.


Enhanced Wetland Slows Stormwater and Filters Pollutants
A special wetland slows and filters water, reduces downstream flooding, and provides wildlife habitat in Fairborn.


Reducing Pollutant Runoff from a Municipal Parking Lot
The City of Dayton captures runoff from municipal parking lots and separates out pollutants before discharging to rivers.


Pervious Pavers and Rain Gardens Filter Pollutants
Improved parking lot design at a park in Hamilton County slows stormwater runoff, increases groundwater recharge, and reduces water pollution.

 


Building Green Homes in Urban Communities
A downtown Dayton housing development saves money and energy using green technology.


Reducing impacts from stormwater runoff
The City of Springfield uses a balanced approach to natural resources protection and economic development.


Protecting land over our region’s groundwater
Many communities know that the most effective way to protect drinking water sources is to ensure proper land use over the aquifer.


Observing Ground Water
Creation of a research facility where the invisible nature of the buried valley aquifer, groundwater, and its relationship to the river can be revealed to students.