National Water Quality Month | How to Improve Water Quality

How to improve water quality for national water quality monthAugust is National Water Quality Awareness Month and so we're sharing some of our best tips for improving the safety and quality of your water for your family and community. Life depends on water. It affects all of our lives and relates to human rights, survival, geography, health, and sanitation. Although you may not think much about the quality of your water or how you might be contributing the the pollution of your local water systems, there is a lot you can do to improve the quality of your local and municipal water supply.

Top Tips for Water Quality Month

Here's our advice to homeowners on how to improve water quality and prevent water pollution:

1. Drain Management

There are many things that should be kept out of your drains, including harsh chemicals, grease, prescriptions, and other items, including: Not only should you be careful about what flows down your sinks, toilets, and bathtubs, but also be mindful of what ends up in your storm drains. Only storm water should go down storm drains. Unfortunately, due to the increasing urbanization of our cities and suburbs, less water is soaked into the earth and more of it is running off hard surfaces and carrying with it more and more pollutants. There are many things that you can do to help reduce storm water runoff and avoiding polluting the municipal water supply:

2. Proper Irrigation

Be careful not to overwater your lawn and gardens. The water could run into your storm drains, carrying with it harmful pesticides and fertilizers. To help prevent this undesired pollution, avoid using pesticides and when choosing fertilizer, make sure it is phosphorus-free. One quick way to determine if your lawn needs watering or not is to step on the grass and see if it springs back up or not. If there are clear footprints and the grass remains flat, it's time to water. Click here to learn how much water your lawn needs and how to match your irrigation system to your lawn's needs.

3. Water Treatment System

If you want peace of mind that the water you’re drinking is safe and free of harmful bacteria, it is highly recommended that you install a water filtration system. At Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Air Conditioning, we can walk you through all of your home water filtration options, including: Learn more about different types of water filters here. Hiller will help you and your family not only learn which contaminants are really a risk in your home, but how to best deal with them on your budget.

Benefits of Whole-Home Water Filtration:

Another way you can help improve the water quality for your home and community is by weighing in on local elections and ordinances. Vote for candidates and proposals that help protect our water bodies and natural habitats.

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We guarantee you’ll love your water filtration system so much that you’ll never want to drink bottled water again!
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