Monday, March 3, 2014

The Drinking Water Connection

Storm drains and catch basins are commonly directly connected to a nearby river, stream, creek, or ditch. The Ottawa River is the primary source of drinking water for the City of Lima. Upstream of the City, water is withdrawn from the river and deposited and stored in reservoirs. From the reservoirs, the water travels through undergrpound pipes or mains to the water treatment plant and distribution center.

So when you consider the impact on our drinking water resources or that of communities downstream of us, protecting storm drains and catch basins is very important.

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