Groundwater contamination is the leading cause of water pollution all around the world. The contamination not only makes clean water, dirty water, but ingesting water that has been polluted can be seriously harmful to one’s health.
In order to have clean water, one must take the proper steps to preventing the contamination of groundwater. Often times, groundwater care is neglected, as many people focus mainly on taking care of surface water pollution. However, by neglecting groundwater, one can ultimately produce more contamination. To prevent the contamination, there are a few things that can be done. Let’s take a look at a few.
Reduce the Use of Chemicals
To ensure that the water you’re using and ingesting is clean water, try and reduce the use and disposal of chemicals. By using chemicals in front yards, backyards, and other ground surfaces, you are essentially pouring poison directly into the groundwater. Any chemical that needs to be disposed of should not be poured onto the ground in order to prevent any possible contamination. If “chemicals” need to be used, make sure they are natural. For example, natural cleaning products that use resources such as water, vinegar, and lemon juice are less harmful to the environment and won’t cause the pollution.
Use Native Plants and Grasses
By using native plants and grasses in your home or business, you are reducing the need for extensive watering and chemical use. Native plants and grasses are great because they look great without needing to be fertilized often, or even taken care of as much as other plants.
Take Care of Animals
If you own a pet, you’re aware of how often you need to take them outside to use the bathroom. However, you better make sure that you’re picking up after your pet. Not only is it gross when people step in your anything you left from your pet, but if it sits there, it can seep into the ground, ultimately contaminating the water.
Keeping groundwater protected and pollutant-free is an easy way to get clean water. It can help you not only to help the environment, but prevent any potential diseases or illnesses one may encounter after ingesting the water. Following the few easy steps listed above can help you to ensure that the groundwater is clean and safe for use.