Clean Water News & Stories

Rain to Drain to River

Your actions, no matter how small, can impact the life cycle of the salmon, and the overall health of the watershed.
Rainfall on suburban rooftops.

Give Thanks for Your Toilet

Have you thought about what it would be like to live without toilets? According to the WHO and CDC, about 3.6 billion people don’t have access to safely managed sanitation in their home. Inadequate sanitation systems spread human waste into rivers, lakes, and soil — contaminating the water resources under our feet.
A white toilet against a blue tile wall.

Sewage Monitoring Tracks COVID-19

Clean Water Services (CWS) is tracking signs of COVID-19 in Washington County’s wastewater, and throughout the pandemic has been collaborating on research projects to help public health officials detect the presence and scope of the virus in other communities.
A Clean Water Services employee working in the lab. The employee wears a white lab coat, a protective mask, gloves, and a baseball cap. He pours liquid into a glass beaker

COVID-19 Updates

We continue to keep your safety and health at the forefront — so all of us have clean water for drinking, washing our hands, and helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
A Clean water services employee adds material into test tubes in the lab onsite.