Water Quality Month
The average person uses approximately 80 gallons of water or more per day including bathing, cleaning, household waste, and drinking water. However, we sometimes take for granted the fact that we have safe drinking water.
August is National Water Quality Month and it’s the perfect time to educate ourselves on where our water comes from and how we can preserve it.
Have you ever wondered where your water comes from? The majority of Americans get their water from one of the 54,000 local water providers across the country. Part of the job is to take the wastewater from our households that flows into the utility’s main wastewater pipeline, remove pollutants from it, and re-use it or release it back into the environment.
Would you like to be involved in protecting the water quality? Here’s a short list of things that you can do to prevent water pollution:
- Not using antibacterial soaps or cleaning products.
- Not flushing unwanted or out-of-date medications down the toilet or drain.
- Not putting anything but water down storm drains because they carry water to local waterways.
- Fixing leaks that drop from cars and putting liners in driveways to collect oil and other materials.
- Avoid using pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
- Choose nontoxic household products when possible.
- Pick up after pets.
To learn more about the City of Newberry’s water, you can go to the Utilities Department page at https://www.cityofnewberry.com/city-services/utility-department. They have water quality reports at https://www.cityofnewberry.com/government/downloads/category/23-water-quality-reports.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your last summer days!
Your Friends at Farmers Mutual Insurance of Newberry
749 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108