Are You Polluting Your Own Tap Water?

September 2011
Greentips;2011, p1
The article discusses ways by which one can prevent polluting tap water. Some everyday practices that could prevent contamination to water supply by avoiding using chemical pesticides and fertilizers in lawn and garden, applying natural alternatives to cleaning products, placing sand, gravel, or grass between paving stones, using porous materials for decks, patios and walkways, using mercury-free or rechargeable batteries, maintaining septic system properly, and not pouring unused medicines down the sink or toilet. It has been stated that the public water suppliers need to provide customers with a yearly water quality report according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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