August is National Water Conservation Month, so we wanted to takes some time to talk about how important water is. As a North Houston Christian-based company, we seek to glorify God in all we do—including how we use, conserve, and protect water. Have you had a glass of water today, or a drink made with water? Do you know what’s in it other than water? If it came from a bottle, it’s generally safe, but what about the water from rivers, lakes, and plumbing in the North Houston Area? There are different standards for water quality based on the use. For example, you could use water from a rain barrel for your plants, but it probably wouldn’t be wise to drink it. Water quality is determined based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. There are many steps that people take to prevent the pollution of streams, rivers and lakes such as putting up short, plastic fences on property being developed. These silt fences help trap sediment during a rainstorm to prevent it from washing into a stream because excess sediment can harm the creeks, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.
Your family can help prevent pollution by following these steps:
- Because storm drains link directly to streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands, they should be free of litter, pet wastes, leaves, and debris.
- Lawn and Garden chemicals can be hazardous to the water systems and the environment. You should be sure to follow the directions and try to use environmentally friendly products whenever possible.
- If you work on your car, boat, motorcycle, or other machinery at your home, you should find a proper way to dispose of used oil, antifreeze, paints, and other household chemicals. For example, many auto shops will collect used oil—often for free. It is important to note that it is illegal to dump many of these chemicals in the street or down the drain.
- You can help reduce the amount of unnatural nutrients discharged into surrounding lakes, streams, and coastal waters by purchasing household detergents and cleaners that are low in phosphorous.
- You can also look into upgrading appliances or plumbing fixtures. in your home to more water efficient models . And have a plumber inspect your home for leaks.
Lastly, in order to ensure the water in your home is as safe as possible for your family, be sure to ask a licensed Rooterman technician about our Water Treatment Systems. They help remove any excess chemicals or sediments from the water used in your home. The plumbers at Rooterman Plumbing have the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle all your plumbing installation, repairs and maintenance. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web. When you have a problem it’s Rooter Man plumbers to the rescue!