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.

1 comment:

  1. The ordinary products that we use in cleaning our kitchens and toilets can adversely affect our water sewerage system. We should not let them pass in our toilets, sinks, or drains. They may seem helpful in cleaning our homes, but they have adverse effects on the environment. Through our simple ways, we can help protect Mother Nature by simply minimizing the use of such harmful chemicals.
    Monica Barnes