Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How Do YOU Protect Washington Waters?

By Brook Beeler, Watershed Education Coordinator

I think by now many people know that stormwater and polluted run-off is the number one pollution problem for Washington’s waters. Pollution from stormwater not only affects our rivers, lakes and streams but can also cause significant problems with drinking water and human health.

Although more than 60 percent of water pollution comes from things like cars leaking oil, fertilizers and pesticides from farms and gardens, failing septic tanks, pet waste, and fuel spills from recreational boaters, we want you to know there is good news. YOU can help make a difference. Each of us can do small things to help clean up our waters.

There are many actions you can take to keep our waters clean, at home, at play, even at work. You may already do some of these things.

You may have already taken our Protect Our Waters Pledge. You can also have some fun testing your knowledge with our stormwater quiz or discovering your Pollution Prevention Personality Profile.

Please share your clean water stories with us!

Click on the Post a Comment link below and tell us: “How do you Protect Washington Waters?”

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