Water Ambassador

How prepared are you if disaster strikes?

 September is National Preparedness Month, so take time to ensure you, your family and your pets have supplies and space if disaster strikes. Here is a checklist in case you are unsure where to begin. https://ow.ly/WoWo50PH7Wk #ilwaterambassador #isawwa #awwa



August is National Water Quality Month

August is Water Quality Month, and it is no surprise that one of the hottest months of the year reminds us to be mindful of how we use and take care of our water supply. With only 10% of the world having access to clean water, it is up to us collectively to take care of it. Ways to protect our water:

  • Wash your car at a car wash, it saves water and prevents toxic chemicals from being flushed down the storm drains.
  • Pick up after your pet. Animal waste is full of nitrogen which removes oxygen from the water leaving it completely unusable for aquatic life.
  • Do not hose down your driveway – use a broom!
  • Do not use fertilizers made with phosphorus because chemicals can leak into groundwater sources.
  • Do not flush expired or unwanted medication down the toilet.
  • Take used oil or antifreeze to a recycling center.
  • Avoid using antibacterial soaps or cleaning products because they are toxic to marine life.
  • Use a rain barrel to collect rainwater.

Mowing your lawn on a regular basis and removing weeds, including in alleys and areas behind your home, helps to eliminate places for mosquitoes to breed. 

Thank you for your cooperation.


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