Did you know that some chores and housework can actually be the source of water pollution? Here are some tips you can take toward an eco-friendly household.

Dispose of Oil and Grease Properly
Pouring cooking oil and grease down the drain can cause the sewer lines to clog, which could lead the sewage to flow into the ocean. Pour used cooking oil into a can lined with newspaper and throw in the trash.

 

Dispose of Household Products Safely
Products that contain chemicals such as insecticides, pesticides, paint and used motor oils make their way unfiltered into our oceans when they enter the storm drain. Never pour hazardous liquids down a sink or storm drain. Instead, schedule a pick up with Waste Management or drop off your hazardous material at a collection site.

 

Install Permeable Pavement
Permeable pavement will allow more rainwater to soak into the ground rather than drain into streams and oceans.