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Steps to Control
Control water pollution in your home
by using non-toxic soaps, detergents
and cleaning products.
Refrain from the use of chemical
fertilizers and pesticides on your
lawn and gardens.
Always dispose of paints, motor
oil, gasoline, antifreeze and other
harmful chemicals in accordance with
your local laws and safety
Improperly stored chemicals can slowly
seep into the groundwater system, so
keep them in tightly sealed
containers, inside of structures with
cement floors, to avoid groundwater
Prevent polluted runoff and soil erosion.
Polluted runoff is caused when rain
washes toxic pollutants into surface
waters from sources that include city
streets, farms, or logging and mining
Plant bushes and trees along roads and
natural water sources. The roots of trees
and bushes can slow the speed of runoff
and erosion, protecting surface water
∞Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save
25 gallons a month.
∞Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water
instead of running water from the tap.
∞Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you'll
save up to 150 gallons per month.
∞Collect water from your roof to water your garden.
∞When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich
water to your plants.