Is it August already?!
With it being National Water Quality month, we figured we would share some of the services provided through Ruekert & Mielke pertaining to the management of your water.
This includes services related to the quality of your drinking water, storm water management, and wastewater management. Just click on the highlighted links if you are interested in learning more.
So “water” some things individuals and families can do to prevent water pollution on a smaller scale (especially during Water Quality Month)?
Here is are a few things that you can do at home to help:
- Not flushing unwanted or out-of-date medications down the toilet or drain.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.
- Choose nontoxic household products when possible.
- Pick up after pets (because that is also just rude and nasty!)
- If you have a private well make sure it is tested and cleaned regularly. There can be bacteria build up in wells.
- Read your local water quality report.
Another option could be to gather a group (friends, family, coworkers, etc.) to help clean up a nearby water source. You could bring lunch (and some beer for the adults) and hold a competition to see who can clean up more trash and debris (yay), offering a prize to the team that wins. It’s a great way to get everyone together and enjoy an outdoor day full of excitement, garbage, and good-doing!
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Water Condition Viewer also provides a great deal of information on water quality in WI. Click on the image below to explore the map features:
Until next time!