Six Things that you can do to keep our watershed healthy:
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Manage your septic system (Click Here for More Information)
Properly maintaining your septic system helps to reduce pollution and keep our drinking water clean. We can provide you with care instructions and resources.
Minimize lawn products (Click Here for More Information)
The pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers used in landscaping can be extremely hazardous to the health of the watershed. Make sure you know what’s being put on your lawns and how it will affect water quality.
Know your neighbors
Find out what is is happening in your neighborhood and make sure all land use activities provide adequate and appropiate designs and management measures to minimize silt bearing runoff that is harmful to water quality and habitat. it is being done in a way that protects qater quality, and optimizes the protection of open space. Forests provide maximum protection of water quality, so find out what can be done to preserve and protect them.
Conserve water (Click Here for More Information on Water Conservation Ideas )
There are lots of good reasons to use less water. It's most important when we are heading into a drought condition to avoid a drought emergency and associated water use restrictions. But there are several other reasons. First and foremost is saving money. Second, whenever you save money, it typically has an indirect benefit on the environment. Most of the cost of water and sewer bills is related to the energy costs to pump water to your home or business and if you are on public sewers the added cost of treating the wastewater. Your conservation of water (minimizing unnecessary use and fixing leaks) during impending droughts is related to the survival of aquatic species that are co- and interdependent on each other as well as on us humans via water diversions to keep up with demand based on personal decisions about water use.