Stormwater Fact of the Month from Environmental Health and Safety

StormwaterGraphicDid you know the stormwater (rain water and snow melt) generated on the Huntington campus flows into the Ohio River without any type of treatment? The stormwater will collect things such as oil and grease; trash; fertilizers; pesticides and even bacteria. The polluted stormwater has an impact on the water quality of the river by affecting the aquatic wildlife, recreational use of the river and our drinking water. Marshall University has a Stormwater Management Plan to help protect the Ohio River, but needs the help of all students, faculty and staff.

Helping the environment is easy. Just make certain your vehicle isn’t leaking any fluids, throw your trash away, use fertilizers and pesticides minimally, and pick up after your pet. Individual efforts can make a significant impact.