Public education and awareness about groundwater and water conservation is one of the main goals of the District.
How can YOU protect groundwater?
Though groundwater is somewhat protected since it is located underground, it is still vulnerable to contamination. Pollutants can seep through the soil and contaminate groundwater years after being deposited on the surface. Proactive protection efforts are much more cost-effective than clean-up efforts.
Here is what you can do:
Dispose of potential pollutants properly:
- Do not pour chemicals down the drain or on the ground
- Take used motor oil to a recycling center
- Do not flush medications or personal care items down the toilet
Keep the storm drains clean:
- Sweep grass clipping, fertilizers and leaves from driveways, sidewalks and streets
- Don’t over fertilize
- Install a rain garden
Be conscious of the water you use and conserve whenever possible:
Check for leaky faucets and have them fixed
- Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator
- Shut off the water while brushing your teeth
- Take shorter showers
- Run full load of dishes and laundry
- Water lawn and plants only as needed
- Install rain barrels
Reduce, reuse and recycle
Water is required to produce things, the more you do the 3 Rs the less water used!
The District provides many resources for education, public relations and outreach initiatives. Please contact Sinclaire Newby, Public Relations and Education Director, at 817-556-2299 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.