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The City of Omaha’s Clean Solutions for Omaha (CSO) Program has consolidated youth outreach materials for use by teachers, parents and students wanting to learn more about our efforts to improve water quality in our river and streams. These educational materials about stormwater and its impact on communities will help students better understand the need for conservation and keeping harmful materials out of our sewers. 

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Available in both English and Spanish, our activity guide is great for elementary and middle school students. It includes tips on water conservation, coloring pages, a crossword puzzle, a water-usage calculator and an educational overview of the city’s sewer system.

CSO Activity GuideGuía de actividades de las CSO 

Green Infrastructure Worksheet

This brochure and accompanying worksheet are great for middle or high school science students. These materials demonstrate how the CSO Program uses green solutions to reduce water pollution through water management approaches that protect, restore or mimic the natural water cycle.

Brochure & Worksheet | Folleto y hoja de trabajo

Clean Water Action Program FlyerClean Water Action Program

Complete four to six of the identified activities for your age level to learn about water quality in Omaha to earn a Clean Water Action patch or sticker. Download the list of activities below, to start learning. Have a parent or adult confirm each activity you complete. Once you have completed at least four activities, fill out the form below to have your Clean Water Action patch or sticker shipped directly to you.

Clean Water Action Program

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Educational Videos


Sewer Separation

This three-minute animation, suggested for kids 10 and older, explains the history of Omaha’s sewer system, what happens when it is overloaded by wet weather, and how sewer separation projects contribute to the CSO Program’s goal of reducing bacteria in our river and streams.

What is a CSO?


CSO Facilities

This video explains the steps of combined sewage treatment at the Missouri River Water Resource Recovery Facility and how other area facilities work to improve the water quality of our river and streams.