Having clean water is such an important part of protecting our environment. We need water to survive, so polluting our rivers and streams is a terrible way to treat this wonderful resource.
Think about this for a moment…
Without clean water, we would suffer in so many areas. The water that we would use to grow our food would be tainted and so would our food supply. The water that we use to drink would be polluted and we would become unhealthy because of this. Polluted water is a problem already, but it doesn’t need to get any worse. We can do our part to put a stop to this.
And speaking of stopping polluting our water, we’ve put together three powerful tips that we would like to share to help you do your part in the fight to keep our water clean.
Here we go…
Clean Water and Less Fertilizer Go Hand-In-Hand
For those of you who do not know, during a heavy rainfall, the excessive fertilizer that we put on our lawns will run off. And when it does this, it is typically going to pollute streams and storm sewers. We do not want fertilizers getting into our water supply. This is very unhealthy and it can make us sick.
Instead of using an excessive amount of fertilizer on your lawn, make sure that you only use the minimal amount possible. This way you do not have to worry about any fertilizer runoff during the next rainstorm. Protect the environment, keep our water supply clean and use less fertilizer whenever you can.
Storm Drains and Chemicals Are a Bad Combination
The next way to preserve and protect our water supply is to avoid pouring any kind of leftover lawn chemicals or waste oil into the storm drain. As you can imagine, these chemicals will find their way directly into the water supply if you pour them down the drain. This will pollute our water and cause unnecessary damage.
Instead, learn about proper chemical disposal. Contact the local officials in your community to find out what you need to do in order to properly get rid of lawn chemicals and oil waste. The community will already have a method of removal in place. Just find out what it is and follow the directions.
When committing to this change, not only will you properly rid yourself of unwanted oil and chemicals, but you’ll also do your water supply a favor. You’ll help to keep your community healthy and strong. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Keep Trash Out Of Our Streams
Proper waste disposal is a must in order to keep our streams free and clear. Do not throw old appliances, old auto parts and other garbage into our streams. This is pollution at its worst and it should be avoided at all costs in order to preserve and keep our water clean.
Use these tips to protect our water supply. They are easy to follow and the best way to do your part to protect our water and environment.