Caring for Our Water System
Simple household activities can have a negative impact on Colorado's water quality such as:
- Improperly disposing of motor oil
- Leaving pet waste on the ground
- Overusing lawn and garden products
Rain, snow melt, and over watering move these household-generated pollutants to rivers, lakes, and streams and this polluted runoff can have a major impact on water quality. While activities in and around our individual homes may contribute only small amounts of pollutants, they all add up to larger pollution problems in our watersheds.