Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Kelsey Harrison
The month of August is National Water Quality Month, so it's a good time to understand where your source of water comes from so y
ou can successfully protect it. Water is the key to life and is very often over-looked and taken advantage of. Throughout August, Complete Home Solutions wants everyone to be more mindful of not just their water source, but usage, watershed, and protection. Water that goes into your home comes from one of two places. Either it comes from surface water (lakes, rivers, reservoirs) or from groundwater. It's important to know your water source because protecting it from contamination like pollution and trash can help the quality of water that comes into your home.
Here are some ways you can protect your water source which helps to protect water quality!
...Don't over-water your lawn. Over-watering can increase the flow of fertilizers deep into the soil and eventually into groundwater supplies, which are an important drinking water source. Walk on your lawn to find out if it is thirsty - if your footprints remain, it's time to water.
...Wait for dry weather. Check the forecast before applying fertilizers, pesticides and other lawn care chemicals.
...Pick up trash a
nd pet waste. Make sure your trash always goes in the trash can or recycle bin. Put pet waste in the trash or flush it down the toilet. When walking your dog, try to stay away from streams and other waterways. Walk your pet in grassy areas instead.
...Use rain barrels. Rain barrels are a great way to catch rain water running off your roof. Instead of flowing to the storm drain, the water collected can be used to water garden plants or wash windows or cars. Be sure to check local regulations before installing a rain barrel.
At Complete Home Solutions we pride ourselves in helping our customers to make their homes healthier and more comfortable. You can play a role in the community to limit water pollution and help keep the world's waters clean and safe for all to enjoy. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 410-867-1202.