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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
These resources, including maps, diagrams, informational documents, and links expand on the Test The Waters lessons.

DIAGRAMS

Description
File Type
 
American Water Works Assoc. - Sewage Treatment Process
PDF
Greater Cincinnati Water Works - Groundwater Treatment at Bolton
PDF
Greater Cincinnati Water Works - Surface Water Treatment at Miller
PDF
Hamilton County Environmental Services - Ohio Garbage Chart 2008
PDF
Metropolitan Sewer District - Storm Water Controls and Flow / Pollution Control Processes
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - The Hydrologic Cycle
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - The Hydrologic Cycle Fact Sheet
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Potentiometric Surface Mapping
PDF
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Drinking Water
JPG
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Source Water
JPG
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Farm Source Water
JPG
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Potential Impacts on Your Water
JPG
United States Environmental Protection Agency - Safe Drinking Water Act
PDF
United States Environmental Protection Agency - Wet Weather Flow
JPG

MAPS

Description
File Type
 
Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Total Ohio Water Withdrawals 2006
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Ohio Principal Streams
GIF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Ohio Wetlands Native Vegetation
GIF
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission - Ohio RIver Map
JPG

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Description
File Type
 

Test The Waters - Waste Water Treatment

DOC

DOCUMENTS / INFORMATION

Description
File Type
 
City of Cincinnati Memo - ''Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water''
PDF
Civic Garden Center - Rain Barrel Handbook
DOC
Green Energy Ohio - Green Power in Ohio
PDF
Hamilton County Recycles - Get-A-Bin Brochure
PDF
Hamilton County Storm Water District Information
PDF
Hamilton County Environmental Services - Amazing Facts About Paper
DOC
Hamilton County Environmental Services - Recycling Fun Facts
DOC
Hamilton County Environmental Services - Recycling Options For Schools
PDF
Hamilton County Environmental Services - Yard Waste At Home Handbook 2008
PDF
Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District - Erosion & Sediment Control for Construction Sites - Slow Release Device
PDF
Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District - Erosion & Sediment Control for Construction Sites - Storm Drain Inlet Protection
PDF
Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District - Erosion & Sediment Control for Construction Sites - Practicing Conservation on Building Lots
PDF
Mill Creek Watershed - Rain Garden How-To
PDF
Metropolitan Sewer District - Managing Sewer Overflows
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - Forested Buffer Strips Information
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - An Introduction to Stream Management
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - Water Efficiency at Home
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - Ground Water Quality Facts
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - Stream Guide (55pp Booklet)
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - Waste Characterization Summary 2005
DOC
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - Water Efficiency in Your Own Back Yard
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - What is Nonpoint Source Pollution?
PDF
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water - What is Ground Water?
PDF
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Surface & Ground Water Monitoring and Assessment
PDF
Outdoor Industry Foundation - Outdoor Recreation Report
PDF
United States Environmental Protection Agency & Weather Channel Strom Water Facts
PDF
United States Environmental Protection Agency - Water on Tap What You Need To Know (36pp Booklet)
PDF

LINKS

Infrastructure

City of Cincinnati:  Greater Cincinnati Water Works Treatment Process

City of Cincinnati:  Greater Cincinnati Water Works Source Water Protection

US EPA:  Sustainable Infrastructure for Water and Waste Water

US EPA:  Water Infrastructure

PBS Documentary: Liquid Assets:  The Story of our Water Infrastructure

Georgia Geological Survey: The Water Cycle

Water Environment Federation Interactive Waste Water Treatment Diagram

Water and Waste Water News:  Ohio Senator Urges Feds to Fund Infrastructure Repair


Issues

How Stuff Works:  How Sewer and Septic Systems Work

Ohio EPA Glossary of Water Contaminants

Ohio EPA Combined Sewer Overflow Control Program

US EPA: Lead in Drinking Water Basic Information

US EPA:  Actions You Can Take To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water

US EPA Lead in Drinking Water Fact Sheet

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Lead in Water Fact Sheet

ABC News: Drugs in the Water: Reason to Worry?

CNN.com:  Prescription Drugs Found in the Drinking Water Across the US

City of Cincinnati: For Your Information Memo:  Associated Press Story:  “Pharmaceuticals Found in Drinking Water”

US EPA: Basic Information: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

US EPA: Macroinvertebrates as Indicators of Water Quality

US EPA: Macroinvertebrates as Indicators of Water Quality Link 2

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Ground Water Resources Maps for Ohio

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Life History of Fishes

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Fish Species A-Z

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Species Guide Reptiles and Amphibians

Action

Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities Rain Garden Manual

Civic Garden Center:  Rain Barrel Handbook

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Taking Action:  An  Educator’s Guide to Involving Students in Environmental Action Projects (order form—booklet costs $7.50)

United States Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program

Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities Rain Garden Manual

US EPA:  Water Sense

US EPA:  Water Infrastructure

US EPA Benefits of Water Efficiency

US EPA What are the Benefits for Environment of Water Efficiency

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: A Guide to Ohio Streams

Mill Creek Restoration Project Greenway Program


Other Water Curriculum

Project Wild (including Project Wild Aquatic and WOW-Wonders of Wetlands)

Healthy Water Healthy People

Ohio Department of Natural Resources:  Division of Wildlife Science and Civics


Background Information on Water Quality

Ohio Department of Natural Resources:  Division of Natural Areas and Preserves: Wetlands

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Ohio’s Scenic River Program

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Boating on Ohio’s Streams

US EPA:  Safe Drinking Water Act-Protecting America’s Public Health

The Ohio State University Extension Bulletin:  Nonpoint Source Assessment: User's Guide to Ohio's Surface Waters

US EPA:  History of the Clean Water Act

US EPA and The Weather Channel: After the Storm video (order)

Ohio EPA Testing the Waters of the Inland Lakes

Ohio EPA Water Related Programs

USA EPA Information on Water Quality for Primary Students