Why should we protect our water resources?
Protecting sources of drinking water is an effective way to reduce risks to public health, instill customer confidence, and control water treatment costs. Addressing water quality concerns at the source also has many other environmental and societal benefits that aren’t seen from treatment alone.
How can we protect water resources in the US?
Source Water Protection Practices
- Land use controls (such as zoning ordinances and growth controls)
- Regulations, permits, and inspections.
- Land conservation and “natural infrastructure” solutions.
- Best management practices.
- Public education and outreach.
- Cost share programs and financial incentives.
- Hazard mitigation.
What can water prevent?
Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Drinking water can prevent dehydration, a condition that can cause unclear thinking, result in mood change, cause your body to overheat, and lead to constipation and kidney stones. Water helps your body: Keep a normal temperature.
What is water resource conservation?
Water conservation includes all the policies, strategies and activities to sustainably manage the natural resource of fresh water, to protect the hydrosphere, and to meet the current and future human demand (thus avoiding water scarcity).
What are ways to protect water?
Another way to protect our drinking water is to avoid flushing sanitary products and wet wipes. Wet wipes are not biodegradable like toilet paper is, and despite being labeled “flushable”, they collect in sewer systems and can harm marine life.
What is source water protection program?
The Source Water Protection Program (SWPP) is a joint project with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the National Rural Water Association (NRWA), a non-profit water and wastewater utility membership organization.
What is water source protection?
Source Water Protection is a planning process conducted by local water utilities, as well as regional or national government agencies, to protect drinking water sources from overuse and contamination. The process includes identification of water sources, assessment of known and potential threats of contamination,…