We can all help to improve water quality:

  • Recycle, and dispose of trash properly
  • Don’t over fertilize lawns and never within 15 feet of a waterway or well
  • Minimize rainwater runoff from your property by using rain barrels or rain gardens, and replacing lawn, where possible, with native plants
  • Fix any oil, antifreeze, or other leaks from your vehicles
  • Use commercial car washes (which recycle water)
  • Maintain septic systems: pump out regularly
  • Never discharge waste liquids from a boat
  • Volunteer to help with a stream cleanup
  • Support ENERWA’s water sampling: volunteer or contribute to lab costs

Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.