Groundwater Basics

It’s under our feet and we use it on a daily basis, but few of us give much thought to the groundwater that sustains us. Here is a charming video, courtesy of KQED QuestScience, that explains groundwater in very clear terms. Enjoy.  Here’s what you can do to protect groundwater: Conserve water Use […]

Reduce Stormwater

One of the main culprits of water pollution in the watershed is stormwater runoff. When rain falls on hard surfaces it washes a number of pollutants into storm drains including: bacteria and parasites from pet waste chemicals from fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides Phosphorous from leaves and grass clippings snow/ice melt chemicals and sand motor oil, antifreeze, […]

Septic System 101

How Septic Systems Work When you flush your toilet, take a shower, or wash the dishes, you are creating wastewater. Wastewater is made up of two very different components: liquids and solids. The solids are captured in your septic system’s “holding tank.”  The holding tank is a big box where your wastewater sits quietly for […]