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Help Improve Your Community’s Water During National Water Quality Month

by ripleypr on August 1, 2016

August is National Water Quality Month and it’s a great time to think about ways you can help improve the quality of the water in your community. Simple things like disposing of animal waste in bags made specifically for that purpose, and planting trees in your yard are simple things we can all do. Here at Southern Trust Services we also have some tips for helping to improve water quality that you can do on your own, as a homeowner in the Roanoke, Virginia Community.

Roanoke Water Quality

Roanoke Water Quality

  • Don’t dump oil, grease and harsh chemicals down drains
    What many people don’t know is that these substances can leach into your water supply. If your area has old piping or drainage systems, toxic substances like these can filter down into your water system. Find out about recycling programs for these products in your area.
  • Use natural pesticides for your lawn and garden
    There are many eco-friendly ways you can limit pests and prevent things like fungus and mold from ruining your lawn and garden. Water supplies are precious and there is evidence chemicals and pesticides can seep into water supplies over a large area when over-used or used incorrectly. Even lawn-care companies offer non-toxic alternatives.
  • Do not dispose of most medications down drains or toilets
    Some medications are dangerous to the water supply and can have a cumulative effect on the health of the water in your community. Others are considered OK to flush under certain circumstances by the Federal Drug Administration. Here are the FDA recommendations for safe drugs to flush.

Southern Trust Home Services, formerly Southern State Electric, can help improve the quality of your water by checking for harmful contaminants, and can give you peace of mind by installing a water purifying or treatment system. Call Southern Trust Home Services at 540.685.0106 today.