Even if you do not live on a lake, pond, stream, or river, what happens on your property affects one of these water resources. That’s because everyone lives in a watershed. A watershed is the land area that drains into a lake, stream or river. A watershed includes natural and artificial drainage systems, such as ditches and storm sewers.
Every water body has a watershed that surrounds it and supplies it with water. Find your watershed address (PDF), then check out the links below to find out how you can help make sure that the water resources in your watershed neighborhood stay healthy.