ORSANCO monitors water quality for the safety of people who live in the Ohio River watershed during the spring, summer, and fall when people engage in recreational activities such as fishing, boating, skiing, and swimming.

ORSANCO collects bacteria samples from April through October in large urban communities with combined sewer systems (Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Huntington, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Evansville) to evaluate the river’s suitability for contact recreation.

Please contact ORSANCO for more information on various aspects of recreation on the Ohio River.