Since the water we drink comes from wells, any kind of pollution on or in the ground can move down into the soil and threaten our clean supplies of water. To help prevent that pollution:
- Think before you throw it away. Motor oil, paint, household cleaners, fertilizer and similar items should never be thrown out with the regular trash or dumped down the drain.
- Don’t use too many chemicals in your lawn and garden. Herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers can creep down through the soil toward our drinking water supply.
- Don’t dump yard debris or grass clippings into ravines, ditches or streams. The more junk that enters the path of a water supply, the more likely the water will get polluted (even with “just grass”).