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WATER POLLUTION
Sources of water pollution like          
industrial wastes from factories
have been greatly reduced in
recent years. Now, more than
60% of water pollution comes
from things like runoff from
washing cars, fertilizer from farms
and gardens, and pet waste. All

these sources add up to a big

pollution problem. So, believe it

or not, the biggest source of water

pollution today is not industry – it is

actually households like yours. But

each of us can do small things to

help clean up our water.......

 

And it starts with realizing that our sewers and storm systems are
separate – what goes into storm drains flows directly into the environment, untreated.


WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH PET WASTE?
Pet waste is a health risk to pets and people, especially children. Pet waste is full of bacteria that can make
people sick. If it’s washed into the storm drain and ends up in our rivers, lakes, and streams, the bacteria ends
up in our fish and aquatic life. Unless people take care of it, the waste enters our water with no treatment. In
addition to transferring harmful pathogens to our water, pet waste also leads to increased biological oxygen
demand, thus reducing the oxygen content of the water and making it difficult for aquatic life to survive.


FACTS AND FIGURES


 


WHAT YOU CAN DO?


How can you get rid of pet waste and help keep our waters clean?


           children or pets from digging in these areas.

 

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