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Climate change impacts our water supplies and could lead do bad things, according to Sandra Postel, the founder of the Global Water Policy Project.
Water is being polluted with chemicals like powdered activated carbon right now, according to the Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission's general manager, Mark McNally.
The water is becoming polluted and losing nutrients because of the ongoing problem of runoff, according to water quality specialist Bob Broz from the University of Missouri Extension.
Water pollution affects our health.
We can help prevent water pollution by...
-DO NOT dispose of household chemicals or cleaning agents down the sink or toilet.
-DO NOT flush pills, liquid or powder medications or drugs down the toilet.
-Avoid using the toilet as a wastebasket. Most tissues, wrappers, dust cloths, and other paper goods should be properly discarded in a wastebasket. The fiber reinforced cleaning products that have become popular should never be discarded in the toilet.
-Avoid using a garbage disposal. Keep solid wastes solid. Make a compost pile from vegetable scraps.Install a water efficient toilet. In the meantime, put a brick or 1/2 gal container in the standard toilet tank to reduce water use per flush.
-Run the dishwasher or clothes washer only when you have a full load. This conserves electricity and water.
-Use the minimum amount of detergent and/or bleach when you are washing clothes or dishes. Use only phosphate free soaps and detergents.
-Minimize the use of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers. DO NOT dispose of these chemicals, motor oil, or other automotive fluids into the sanitary sewer or storm sewer systems. Both of them end at the river.
-If your home has a sump pump or cellar drain, make certain it does not drain into the sanitary sewer system.
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