Case Studies

Curious about the kind of work we do along the Great Miami River Watershed? This collection of case studies and stories details our water stewardship efforts and successes. At each level of our organization, we are working to protect, preserve, and promote the quantity and quality of water for our region. Click below to read more about our important work.

Dayton Water Quality and Infrastructure Review
MCD assists the Dayton Water User Committee with assessing the overall sufficiency of water utility management practices to support ongoing economic and quality of life factors for businesses and residents in the Dayton metropolitan area.
MCD helps communities study nutrient levels
Fifteen regional wastewater treatment plants and cities fund study to better understand how nutrients move through the river system.
Water Quality Credit Trading Reduces Nutrients
Fifteen agencies develop a market-based approach to reducing nutrient pollution in streams.
Permeable Pavers Housing Development Uses Conservation Design
A Brookville neighborhood uses rain gardens and pervious pavers to improve local streams and wetlands.
Hidden Hills Wetlands Enhanced Wetland Slows Stormwater and Filters Pollutants
A special wetland slows and filters water, reduces downstream flooding, and provides wildlife habitat in Fairborn.
Bay Saver Reducing Pollutant Runoff from a Municipal Parking Lot
The City of Dayton captures runoff from municipal parking lots and separates out pollutants before discharging to rivers.
Pervious Pavers and Rain Gardens Filter Pollutants
Improved parking lot design at a park in Hamilton County slows stormwater runoff, increases groundwater recharge, and reduces water pollution.
Building Green Homes in Urban Communities
A downtown Dayton housing development saves money and energy using green technology.
Pond Summer 2015 Reducing impacts from stormwater runoff
The City of Springfield uses a balanced approach to natural resources protection and economic development.
Production Well Observing Groundwater
The Theis Environmental Monitoring and Modeling Site is a research facility where the invisible nature of the buried valley aquifer, groundwater, and its relationship to the river can be revealed to students.