The Environmental Crimes Task Force is a partnership between local municipalities, enforcement agencies, and regulatory organizations whose goal is to work with residents, businesses, and the tire industry to promote proper tire storage and disposal, catch illegal dumpers, and ensure successful prosecution of illegal dumping cases. To report an environmental crime, please call (937) 225-HELP (4357).
If your organization manages a water or wastewater system or you have private well water, we can provide fast, affordable, accurate, and EPA compliant testing services. Read more about the different tests that are available and how the Environmental Lab can help you with your water testing needs.
Backflow is the undesirable reversal of flow inside a potable water system, which can pollute or contaminate the public potable water system. This can happen when there is a loss of pressure in the public water system, such as during a main break or when a fire hydrant is in use. A cross-connection is any piping that could allow polluted or contaminated water into the potable water system. Learn what steps you can take to prevent these nuisances from occurring.
Don’t let frozen pipes ruin your winter fun! Follow these tips to avoid expensive plumbing repairs.
Water leaks can waste hundreds of gallons of water and lead to unexpectedly high water and sewer bills. Homeowners are still responsible for paying for water lost through leaks. Follow this checklist to check for leaks and prevent unexpectedly high water bills.
The Eastern Regional Water Reclamation Facility is owned by Montgomery County. Each day, the facility safely treats and discharges approximately 8 million gallons of wastewater into the Little Miami River watershed. The facility is operated and maintained 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a dedicated staff of operators, electromechanical maintenance technicians, technical and administrative support staff.
Montgomery County Environmental Services sponsors the Foundation Drain Disconnect Program, which provides up to $4,000 in financial assistance to homeowners to help protect against sewer backups. Typical plumbing work may include:
- Installing plumbing and valves;
- Disconnecting downspouts, floor, foundation,and sump drains from the sanitary sewer;
- Installing a sump pump and wet well.