Water Quality Month reminds us to take a long, hard look at what your household and community are doing to protect sources of fresh water.
Some simple ways to get involved include:
- Don’t flush medications – Flushing expired or unwanted medications can end up polluting our waters, impacting aquatic spaces and contaminating our food and water supplies.
- Pick up after pets – Animal waste adds nitrogen to the water and may contain harmful organisms that can be transmitted by ingesting the contaminated water.
- Choose nontoxic household products – Chemical-based products can cause environmental pollution and long-term health concerns, especially for children.
- Avoid using pesticides or chemical fertilizers – They pose a serious threat to your health and safety and they pollute both ground and surface water.
- Don’t put anything but water down storm drains – Anything that enters our storm drains end up directly in local waterways.