Storm Water Resources
Water Quality Education Materials
The Butler County Storm Water District is
offering materials to help educate the general public about nonpoint
source pollution, why it is a problem, and what specific actions
people can take to help promote good water quality.
These materials are excellent resources for
the classroom or for placement at various locations around your
Click Images To Download To Your
Click on the images at left to view and download
printable 11x17 PDF files to your computer. The education materials
cover storm water runoff from cars, car washing, pet waste, and
Each poster contains an overview of the specific
situation that has been identified and tips for how to avoid
The award-winning posters/flyers were originally
developed by the Puget Sound Action Team and the Water Quality
Consortium in Washington state. They have been adapted for local
use here in Butler County, Ohio.
For More Information
If you would like to help educate your community
about nonpoint source pollution and storm water runoff, please
contact Bob Lentz at the Butler County Storm Water District for
Little Dirt Never Hurt???
This brochure explains the problem of loose sediment
in stormwater runoff, why it matters, and what can be done to
to Stormwater Pollution
A homeowner's guide to healthy habits for clean
water offering tips for vehicle and garage, lawn and garden,
home repair and improvement, pet care, septic systems, and swimming
This pamphlet provides a good overview for understanding
stormwater runoff, its effects on the environment, and what citizens
can do to help.
It Rains, Your Town Drains
This poster/flyer depicts 10 easy things you
can do to stop pollution of our creeks and rivers.
Before You Buy
This handout from the Butler Soil & Water
Conservation District provides helpful tips for those who are
purchasing a new home or property. Have you thought about its
natural features and drainage characteristics and what future
impacts these might have? Be sure you read this before you buy.
This tri-fold brochure outlines property owner
responsibilities for proper storm water drainage improvements
and maintenance and clarifies the limits of authority of public
agencies. Ditch petitions are also explained.
- Teacher Resources
- The Butler County Storm Water District, in
cooperation with the butler Soil and water Conservation District,
has additional resources available for teachers. Click here for more information.
The Butler Soil and Water Conservation District
offers free programs and resources to any school or group located
within Butler County. Full day workshops (6 hours or more) for
the following programs are available: Project WET (Water Education
for Teachers), Project WILD Aquatics, Healthy Water Healthy People,
Wonder of Wetlands, stream walks, stream monitoring, and On the
Trail of Non-Point Pollution Sources.
We come to you! Most programs are 40 minutes
in length and work well with one classroom (30 students max).
Several separate classes can receive presentations on one day.
These interactive presentations emphasize many curriculum areas.
Scheduling is on a first come, first served basis. In-services
can be arranged upon request. Topics can include materials from
any of the previously mentioned workshops or other classroom
- These services are offered free of charge
and discounted college credits can be obtained by attending the
workshops. Furthermore, your school may obtain substantial credit
(up to 30%) toward their annual storm water utility bill if you
choose to implement any of the water based educational programs
offered above. The number and types of programs offered may change
over time. Please visit this web site frequently for updated
information. If you or your colleagues are interested in taking
advantage of these resources, please call 513-785-4101.
Butler County Storm Water District
1921 Fairgrove Avenue
Hamilton, Ohio 45011