Water that enters our stormdrains flows directly into nearby streams, creeks, rivers and other waterways. This water is NOT treated before it reaches our waterways. We can all help keep our waterways clean by preventing pollution from running into our stormdrains. The Columbia Water Stormwater Management Team partners with City staff, local businesses, City residents, and visitors to keep our waterways clean!
Columbia is made up of several watersheds, areas of land that drain to the same water body. Residents can help keep our waterways clean by learning more about the watershed you live in and becoming involved in your local watershed organizations.
The Stormwater Management Team has real-time monitoring on all of the major streams running through the City of Columbia to track water quality. These data sondes check water temperature, water level, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH, and specific conductivity. You can view monthly reports from each watershed on our Stormwater Monitoring page.