- Edwards Aquifer
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- Water Resource Protection & Compliance
Clean Water 101
Good Clean Start
It's easy to take water for granted. And it's easy to forget how quickly careless actions can mess it up. The Edwards Aquifer is our primary source for water. What you put down storm drains or down the drain could eventually re-enter the water cycle. That's not a pretty thought.
Ask yourself, are you part of the solution or part of the problem? To find out, check the chart below. It's an average of the top seven water quality concerns we all have to face.
|The Offenders||# of People Nationwide||The Percentage|
|Bug spray fanatics||43 million||40%|
|Over fertilizers||38 million||35%|
|Chronic car washers||27 million||25%|
|Leaky, septic tank slackers||16 million||15%|
|Folks who don't pick up after their pets||16 million||15%|
|Sloppy mechanics||3 million||1-5%|
|Source: Provisional estimates of potential residential polluters in the U.S. from The Terrene Institute.|
That's why it's important to take these water quality tips to heart and use them. We'll do our part, too. As always, SAWS is committed to preserving and conserving our most precious resource. We'll continue to provide you with the highest quality water and do our best to watch over and protect the Edwards Aquifer from pollution. After all, good clean water is a vital part of our future. Let's keep it that way.