The Do’s and Don’ts of Preventing Water Contamination in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX

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No Drugs Down The ToiletSewage, agricultural and chemical runoff are major contributing factors to water contamination and pollution. Preventing water contamination is the best way to preserve the water quality in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX!

Roto-Rooter Lake Charles is committed to doing our part in helping our community reduce water contamination. Regular plumbing maintenance helps the environment by increasing energy efficiency, reducing water usage, and by reducing the chances of plumbing nightmares such as backflow, which can lead to water contamination. Trust our professional plumbing service in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX for eco-friendly plumbing solutions!

Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that more than 286 million Americans get their tap water from community water systems. When everyone does their part to reduce water contamination, tap water quality improves. Here’s what you can do!

DON’T allow local businesses and even neighbors to improperly dispose of toxic chemicals. If you see something, say something by reporting it to a local environmental group who works with large associations to protect water quality.

DON’T be an irresponsible pet owner. Like agricultural runoff, pet waste contains harmful bacteria that can cause illness and contaminate the water supply. Always clean up after your pet!

DON’T waste water. Treating water so that it’s safe enough for household use requires a lot of energy. Also conserving water helps to prevent water shortages.

DON’T litter! This may seem like a no brainer but plastic bags, cups, containers, etc. often end up in water sources where it can endanger marine life and affect people too!

DON’T put off your vehicle’s maintenance. Antifreeze, coolant, and oil leaks in the driveway eventually seep into groundwater supplies. Go to a car wash instead of washing your car in the driveway. Carwashes are required to drain their wastewater into the sewer system where it can be treated properly.

DO take old and unused medications to a pharmacy with a take-back program so they can be disposed of properly.

DO choose organic gardening over the use of harmful chemical herbicides and pesticides, which leach into the groundwater or end up in bodies of water.

DO pour liquid fat, grease, and oil from cooking into a container and wait for it to solidify before throwing it the trash and not down the drain.

DO make sure your sump pump or cellar drain doesn’t empty into the sanitary sewer system. If you’re not sure, contact the water company or a professional plumbing contractor.

DO limit the amount of chemical cleaners you use in your home and never flush or pour them down the toilet or drain. Switch to eco-friendly brands when possible.

For more information on eco-friendly plumbing solutions, contact Roto-Rooter Lake Charles today! Together we can save money while preserving our community’s water quality.

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