Know the flow before you row

Before you venture into the Scioto River with your kayak or canoe, check the river’s water level and speed to determine if conditions are safe. They can change rapidly after a rain event or snow melt, becoming too dangerous for even an experienced paddler. …Read More

Start swimming lessons around age 1

Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in U.S. children ages 1 to 4, and the third-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in kids ages 5 to 19, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In its newest water safety guidelines, the AAP …Read More

Ask for native plants

The next time you are considering shrubs, trees or perennials for your landscape, take a look at species that are native to Ohio. Plant species that grow naturally in Ohio, are better suited to Ohio’s temperatures, rainfall, and soil composition. Like all plants, they …Read More

Bicycle and rider should be checked before riding

A well adjusted bicycle is a safe bicycle. Chances are, your children or grandchildren have grown some since they were last on their bikes. With the arrival of warmer weather, it’s the perfect time to  get the bicycles and helmets out of storage and …Read More

Leave clippings on your lawn

Don’t bag them! Let your lawn clippings contribute to the health of your lawn by adding moisture and nutrients to the soil. And contrary to popular belief, grass clippings do not contribute to excess thatch build-up. Organic material like grass clippings will be readily broken down …Read More

Kick the single-use plastic habit

The majority of the US plastic waste no longer meets the purity standards set by the countries (mainly China) to which the US has been selling it. This has created a glut in the plastic waste market that cannot be absorbed by US markets. …Read More

Hydrant flushing May 6 through June 10

Washington Township Fire Department will be conducting the annual spring flushing and pumping of the City’s 3,171 hydrants (with green bases) from May 6, 2019 through June 10, 2019. Flushing and pumping will take place daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. throughout the City …Read More

Mow high for a stronger lawn

Mowing your lawn a bit taller than you may be used to has many benefits. Taller grass (3.5-5″) does a better job of shading the ground below, which helps prevent weed seeds from germinating and slows water evaporation from the soil, delaying the need …Read More

Storm drains are for water only

Storm drains in our streets connect directly to rivers. Pick up trash, spills, grass clippings and leaves to keep them from entering storm drains. Clean water benefits all life that depends on it—aquatic life and people!

We’ll train your employees on fire extinguisher use

Most of us know what a fire extinguisher is and what it is used for, but very few of us have ever used one. Prepare your staff to  respond quickly and effectively with a fire extinguisher, should the need arise during the work day. …Read More