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Drink, Fish, Swim

Drink, Fish, Swim

Drink, Fish, Swim is an in-depth look at water quality issues that impact residents of Northeast Ohio. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under the Clean Water Act, measures water quality by whether water bodies are safe for drinking, fishing and swimming. This 6-part series examines how well the region is doing in preserving or restoring key elements of our natural water resources.

New features in this series will be posted daily from August 14-19, 2013.

Cleaning Up a Toxic River

Regional News Stories
Posted August 19, 2013

The Ashtabula River on Lake Erie in northeastern Ohio was once classified as one of the most polluted rivers in the Great Lakes.

New Ways To Manage Storm Water

Regional News Stories
Posted August 16, 2013

A sewer district, a big-city suburb and a local watershed group are are using green space to better manage storm water.

Removing Dams On The Cuyahoga River Will Bring Multiple Benefits

Regional News Stories
Posted August 15, 2013

Improving water quality for fish and other wildlife is just one goal of a $1 million project to remove two river dams in Cuyahoga Falls.

New Challenges In Maintaining Safe Drinking Water

Regional News Stories
Posted August 14, 2013

Most US public drinking water is safe, but keeping up that high standard is becoming more expensive.