To be able to prevent contamination, consumers need to be aware of common contamination sources in their households, such as cleaning products, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, etc., and learn how to dispose of them properly, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). Among the association’s suggestions:
Do not pour chemicals down the drain or on the ground; instead, take to a
hazardous waste collection.
used motor oil to a recycling center.
not flush medications or personal care items down the toilet, rather mix with
coffee grounds and put them in the trash.
for leaky faucets, and have them fixed.
lawn and plants only as needed.
- Install rain barrels.