Real Estate 101: By the agent who lives here, plays here, owns here!
National Water Quality Month
The Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 but most people are unaware of the little ways they can pollute their water. 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.
54,000 Local Water Providers Across the Country
Fun Water Facts
- Half of the United States population lives within 50 miles of a coast
- Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into U.S. waters
- Cruise ships produce over 200,000 gallons of sewage which is mostly released in the ocean.
1. Pick Up After Your Pets
Animal waste contains harmful organisms like e. coli, salmonella, and giardia. If you don’t pick up after your pet, the storm waters could wash these pollutants into our waterways and contaminate the water. Animals waste is also high in nitrogen which at excess can deplete the oxygen in water making it harmful for fish and other underwater plants.
2. Use the Car Wash
Washing your car at home can flush chemicals down the storm drains that flow into our lakes and streams. Professional car washes are required to drain into sewer systems so that wastewater plants can treat the water before it is re-used.
3. Use a Trash Can, NOT the Drain
Avoid putting products like motor oil, prescription medications, antibacterial household cleaners, paints, bug/pest repellants, and detergents. We don’t want products like this down the drain and into our waterways because they have toxic chemicals in them.
4. Don’t Use Fertilizer/Pesticides
Call if you would like to have your water tested….303-797-6900.
Rebecca A. Guthrie, Broker / Owner (970) 485-4141 [email protected]