Be Part of the Solution!
Thank you for expressing an interest in improving the quality of waterways in Louisville Metro! Although we sometimes take it for granted, the conditions of our streams, creeks, and the Ohio River impact our quality of life in many ways. When it rains, storm water carries pollutants to catch basins and drainage ditches which then flow to our creeks or the Ohio River. Sometimes these facilities are located on our property. These facilities provide a direct link to the waterways in Jefferson County. When you leave pet waste in your yard, when you drop litter on the street, or when you place chemicals on your yard prior to a rain storm it is the same as depositing those materials directly in the creek. Also, when it rains, sump pumps, washing machines, and dishwashers fill sanitary sewers and contribute to sewer overflows. When these overflows occur, streams become loaded with pollutants that can cause sickness with human contact.