Reduce Water Pollution In and Around Your Home

Pollution in our waterways is a significant environmental problem. As rain water runs downward, it takes toxic chemicals with it, washing them into creeks, streams, and rivers. You can take steps to reduce this kind of pollution by becoming aware and making some changes around your home. Here are some ideas.

1. If you change your car’s oil, never dump the oil out onto the ground, bury it, or toss it into the trash. Collect it in a drum and have it recycled, or contact your local waste management authority to find out how to dispose of it in your area.

2. Wash your car with biodegradable, non-toxic cleaners and soaps which are available commercially. You can also use biodegradable, natural, liquid vegetable soap to wash your car.