Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Household Items Can Cause Water Pollution!
What goes in your toilet, and down your sinks and drains, can affect the environment. Even though sewage is treated, some household substances and items that get into sewage can still end up in the ocean.
You can help protect the environment by keeping household waste items out of the sewerage system.
•Never let non-biodegradable items such as plastic bags, oils, chemicals, paints and pesticides get into toilets, sinks or drains. They make the treatment process more difficult and more costly.
Water pollution from malfunctioning septic systems is a major problem. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that septic systems are the most frequent sources of groundwater contamination.