What Can You Do To Protect Water Quality?
Posted on August 21st, 2017 by Matt Connolly
Did you know, more than 60% of water pollution comes from cars leaking oil, failing septic systems, and fertilizers from lawns and gardens. That means 60% of water pollution comes from homeowners. So, in honor of National Water Quality Month, we have a few ways we can all help clean our waters, from the comfort of our homes!
- Pick up after your pet and throw the waste in the garbage.
- Don’t wash your car in your driveway — take it to a car wash instead.
- Never throw your trash down a storm drain.
- Compose your yard and food waste into gardening soil.
- Clean your home with environmentally-friendly and biodegradable household cleaners.
- Install a water-efficient showerhead! They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save hundreds of gallons of water a month.
- Turn off the tap when you’re not using the water — i.e. brushing your teeth, washing your face, or cleaning the dishes.
- Only run the dishwasher or washing machine when you have a full load. This helps conserve water AND electricity.
- Don’t use your drain as a trash can! Items that should never go down the drain: oil, grease, meat bones, or paper towels.
- Plant a rain garden to collect polluted runoff water.
Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that can make a big impact on your environment. At Blue Mountain Plumbing Heating and Cooling, we are dedicated to helping you conserve water and energy. If you encounter any leaks or other plumbing problems in your home, put the wrench aside. Instead, pick up the phone and call 877-280-5777. The experienced plumbers here at Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling can fix the problem in no time. We proudly serve Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Staunton, Virginia.