Help Stop Water Pollution Today!
Simple Steps to Help the Environment
Water covers more 70 percent of the Earth, yet every day that water gets more & more contaminated. Water pollution is a huge environmental concern. Although some pollution comes from natural processes, more than most pollution comes from human activities that travel from sewer lines to seas, rivers and lakes. There are many simple ways you have help contribute to lessen and stop the pollution from spreading and becoming worse.
One of the biggest concerns surrounding water pollution is trash being dumped into seas, rivers and lakes. So, think twice before throwing small amounts of trash into water while your fishing or boating. Help organize a clean up of one of your local rivers or lakes. You can speak to your local Forestry officer about this, or attend a town hall meeting in your town and discuss it further to get the community involved.
Conserve water. This is a simple task you can do to eliminate waste from water. How does that work? Well, when you run tap water, it comes from somewhere. That somewhere has to process the water and filter it from contamination. By turning off tap water while not in use this reduces the water usage and the chemicals used to treat your water.
Be careful about what you throw down your sink or toilet. It has to go somewhere right? It does. You should never pour any chemical down the drain if you can help it. Don't throw paints, oils, grease, cooking products, food, waste, or other forms of litter down the drain.
Dispose your trash in a proper manner and try to recycle more. Non-degradable products such as tampons, napkins, and diapers should not be flushed down the toilet. These can end up damaging sewage lines, and more than likely will end up as trash on beaches.
Use products to it's fullest before throwing them out. Most cleaners, and other home-based products are made with water. Using half the bottle and then throwing it out is just a waste.
Try to use natural fertilizer instead of chemically treated fertilizers. This will help prevent water pollution that is caused by run-offs. Not only will it help water pollution, but it will also help save wild life from drinking or consuming those harmful chemicals.
- Talk to you local community about fundraisers, programs, and volunteer work for preventing water pollution.
- Be educated. It's the most powerful tool to help out. Read everything you can and rack up your knowledge on the subject.