TAKE TIME TO CONSIDER WATER QUALITY
August is National Water Quality Month; it was founded in 2005 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and backed by the United Nations. It is an effort to trigger conversations on what we can do in our own households and communities to ensure that we all have access to safe, clean drinking water for generations to come.
National Water Quality Month reminds us to take a moment to consider how important water sources are. Whether it is the fish that live in the waters or the plants and animals that rely on these lakes and rivers for water just like we do. By thinking about the little things, you do on a daily basis that could have a negative effect on water quality, you’ll be one step closer to making a difference.
There are easily thousands of factors that can have a negative impact on the quality of local water resources. As stewards of this land for future generations, it is important to be aware of ways to protect land and water from contamination.
The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District also provides free testing for nitrates and bacteria in domestic wells. Test kits for domestic water analysis are also available at a cost of $70.00. For more information contact the office at 402-254-6758