Fast 5: What we're watching this week

From events to environmental news, here are five things we'll be watching over the next five days.
  1. 1.
    Camp Clean Water
    More than a dozen 11-14 year olds are participating in a week of water education, engagement, tours and games in our first-ever kids summer camp. It's a pilot to help us design future camps and we're pretty excited. Updates and pics will be shared at and using the hashtag #CampCleanWater
  2. 2.
    OWEA and Operations Challenge
    When water professionals compete, the stakes are high and face-offs are fierce. It's known as Operations Challenge and our team is taking on other Ohio teams with hopes of advancing to nationals later this year. That's only part of our Ohio Water Environment Association conference involvement which features us in more than a dozen presentations. Follow #OWEA2017 on Twitter.
  3. 3.
    Is Lake Erie's greatness at stake?
    An international report last week revealed Lake Erie's future could be more grim than great. Why is that, and what is really going on? We have some insight about the challenges and solutions we're seeing.
  4. 4.
    It's all one water
    The US Water Alliance promotes the idea of "one water," which is intended to educate the public about the interconnectedness of the nation's water systems (both drinking water and wastewater). Their annual conference happens this week, and we'll be following #OneWater2017 for the latest in innovation, funding, and advocacy.
  5. 5.
    People hate mayflies.
    If you live near Lake Erie, mayflies are a curse and a blessing. They swarm every summer, hatching over Lake Erie and descending on cities like Cleveland. They are not popular, but they aren't harmful. They are a sign of a healthy lake. Weather reports showed their hatching even visible on radar so there will be more bugs this week (but their lifespans are short).