How to Keep Our Water Clean: Environment Protection Series

How to Keep Our Water Clean: Environment Protection Series

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.

Protect Our Land and Keep it Clean

Protect Our Land and Keep it Clean

This land is your land. This land is my land. What are we going to do to protect it? That’s the question on everyone’s mind, or at least it should be. The environment is not going to take care of itself. We have to treat it with the respect and care that it deserves.

As a member of your community, it’s important to keep the land clean. It’s important to take care of the place where you live. Do not expect the local government to clean up after your mess. Care about the place that you live. Care about the land in your community. Make a difference and allow the generations to come to experience the beauty of this world just like we do.

In order to help you on this journey, we’ve decided to share four powerful tips that will help you keep the land clean and protected. Use these tips in order to preserve our health and way of life.

Recycling Is an Excellent Way to Keep the Land Clean

Many communities already have a recycling program in effect. But that doesn’t mean that everybody actually follows it. You have to become proactive in cleaning up your recycled materials.

Make sure that all of your recycling gets to the places that it needs to go. And if for some reason your community does not have a recycling program in place, speak to local government officials. Find out what it would take to start one. Be proactive and make sure that your community begins recycling as soon as humanly possible.

Properly Dispose of Hazardous Materials

Whether you know it or not, hazardous materials do not belong in the regular trash. There are proper disposal methods put in place by your community so you can get rid of these items correctly. By throwing them in the trash, you are potentially creating pollution if any of these chemicals were to spill and find their way into the environment. Make proper disposal of hazardous materials a major priority to prevent pollution and keep the land clean.

Only Buy As Much As You Need

We live in a world of excess, and it’s harming the land and damaging the environment. By only purchasing what you need, you’ll cut down on your need for chemicals, packaging and other pollutants that are harming the environment. This is especially true when it comes to hazardous materials including pesticides, paints and lawn chemicals. Buy what you need and nothing more and then you’ll never have to worry about the excess.

Forget Paper or Plastic and Buy Reusable Bags

Finally, in order to cut down on waste in the grocery stores it would be in your best interest to start using reusable bags. Forget about paper or plastic. Bring your own bags to the grocery store and use them over and over again.

By following the tips that we have provided today, you will protect the land and help to keep it clean. Use these tips to help preserve your community.