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You Can Help Keep the Mohawk River Clean
Operation Ripple Effect

Most of the time, the Oneida County Sanitary Sewer System works efficiently. But when we get heavy rainfalls or snowmelts, stormwater enters the system and causes untreated sewage overflows into the Mohawk River.

Operation Ripple Effect asks you to get involved by taking a few simple steps that can make a big difference.

See how small changes can help prevent sewer backups and ensure future generations can enjoy the Mohawk RiverFIND OUT
STEP 1
DISCONNECT
ROOF LEADERS

By following these simple steps to disconnect
your roof leader, you can help keep clean water
out of the system.

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STEP 2
INSTALL A
RAIN BARREL

By following these simple steps to disconnect
your roof leader, you can help keep clean water
out of the system.

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STEP 3
SUPPORT YOUR
RAIN GARDEN

By following these simple steps to disconnect
your roof leader, you can help keep clean water
out of the system.

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Terms to Know

Inflow and Infiltration (I/I): when clean water from wet weather inappropriately enters our sewer system through improper connections, such as downspouts and sump pumps, or leaks in cracked pipes.

Quick Facts

Each American uses an average of 100 gallons of water a day at home. We can all use 30 percent less water by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances.

The average household can save about $170 per year on their water and sewer bill by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances.

PO Box 442, Utica, NY 13503-0442
Phone: (315) 798-5656
Fax: (315) 724-9812
Website: http://www.rippleeffectocsd.org