Water pollution is a huge problem. The average American home produces six hundred gallons of wastewater per day. It's estimated that around 80% of the world's wastewater is discharged untreated into natural water bodies, causing serious environmental and public health concerns.
You are part of this huge problem. We all are.
But you aren't one to throw garbage in our lakes, rivers, and oceans - or spill oil in it, so why are you part of the problem?
In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at how your home contributes to water pollution and what you can do to help reduce your impact. We'll also explore some simple ways to conserve water in your home so you can do your part in keeping our waterways clean.
Water pollution is a problem that affects us all. Every time it rains, runoff from our yards and streets picks up pollutants like oil, grease, and chemicals, and carries them into storm drains and eventually into our waterways. This pollution can be harmful to the plants and animals that live in these environments, and it can also pose a serious health risk to humans.
There are a number of things you can do to help reduce your impact on water pollution.
Conserve water in your home
For example, you can Fix leaky faucets and toilets, saving hundreds of gallons of water per year. You can also install low-flow fixtures such as showerheads and faucet aerators, which can save even more water.
Be mindful of chemicals you use
Another way to help reduce your impact on water pollution is to be mindful of the chemicals you use in your home. When using pesticides or herbicides, always follow the directions carefully and never apply them near waterways. Be sure to dispose of any leftover chemicals properly, according to the manufacturer's instructions.
You can opt to use more eco-friendly cleaning solutions, there's a lot of plant-based cleaning products that are as effective if not better than chemical-heavy ones. Haus Naturals have created plant-based cleaning solutions that are friendly toward pets, people, and the environment. It's biodegradable and non-toxic. For one, Haus Naturals Streak Free Glass Cleaner's main ingredient is derived from coconuts.
Be careful about what goes down your drains
Never pour oils, grease, or chemicals down the drain. These substances can build up in pipes and eventually make their way into our waterways. Instead, dispose of them properly in the trash.
Finally, you can do your part to reduce water pollution by being informed and spreading the word to others. Talk to your friends and family about what you've learned and how they can help make a difference.
Together, we can all help keep our waterways clean!