There are 1.1 billion people in the world who do not have access to safe drinking water, and that number will more than double by 2020.
Whether called Xeriscape, water-wise or water-smart landscaping, landscape and water industry professionals throughout the nation have embraced landscape water conservation through education.
Non-kitchen use can account for up to 35% of water usage in restaurants. Restaurant managers should continuously remind their employees about the importance and benefits of water conservation.
What Landscapers (and homeowners) should know about Stormwater Pollution and how to help prevent it!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that Storm-water Runoff Pollution may well be the biggest single threat to the quality of our drinking water.
Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and roads, Never dump anything down storm drains, Vegetate bare spots in your yard.
Stormwater pollution can result from contaminated runoff from urban areas as it drains from streets or property through the municipal storm water drainage system and into our waterways (bayous, channels, ditches, etc.). The contaminated storm
Stormwater runoff occurs when rain flows over the ground. Stormwater pollution runoff is a serious concern because it may be contaminated with pesticides, fertilizers, animal droppings, trash, food wastes, automotive by-products and other toxic substances
Disposal of cooking grease into storm drains has the potential to cause more havoc. The storm drains lead directly to streams and creeks, so discarded grease can also pollute the nearest water source.