California Water Board Erase the Waste
Excuse Me – Did You Drop Something?
Dog poop. It’s a serious health problem. Why? Because it contains disease-carrying bacteria that can make people sick and can pollute our waters. And because there are 33 million people in California, many of them dog owners. Do the math. Then do this. Pick up after your pooch. Remind your neighbors to pick up after theirs. Good manners, great health policy. Want more tips? Visit the State Water Resources Control Board website. Your dog can’t help it. But you can.
Cause. And Effect.
Okay, we’ve shown you the problem. Now here’s the solution. 1: Prevent pollution before it happens to ensure your family’s health and the health of our waters. 2: Put your butts in the ashtray every time you smoke. 3: Erase the waste in your neighborhood first. That way, it can’t find its way to the river or the ocean, either. Want more tips? Visit the State Water Resources Control Board website. It’s that simple, that healthy, that responsible.
Keep Your Yard Green without Harming Your Community
Many residents use pesticides and fertilizers to keep their yards looking nice. However, without proper use and disposal, these products can cause a health threat to neighborhoods, families and waters. Pesticides and fertilizers can run off into storm drains, leading to pollution of your community and local waterways. Prevent pollution by taking these easy steps.
People Who Harm Our Communities Often Leave a Trail
Use a garbage can for trash and recycle reusable materials. Never throw trash on the street or out your car window. To learn more ways to keep your neighborhood and waters healthy, clean and pollution free, visit the State Water Resources Control Board website.
What Goes Down Comes Around
Trash isn’t just a nasty habit. It’s a real health threat. Because plastic bottles, fast food wrappers and cups that get tossed on the ground carry germs and bacteria that can make you sick and can pollute our waters. The answer? Put trash in trash bins. Recycle when you can. That will prevent pollution in your neighborhood before it affects your family’s health—or finds its way to the river or the ocean. Want more tips? Visit the State Water Resources Control Board website.