Clean up the river
Did you know that the organisms living in the river's water can clean up the river?If pollution doesn't reach a critical level, water has the power of self purification. This amazing characteristic is due to a series of processes know as filtration and oxidation and allows . This two processes and the action of good bacteria, insects, plants and other living organisms clean the water so we can use it again. There was a time when humans thought it was ok to through all the wastes, product of their daily living, into streams and rivers, hoping mother nature will take care of what we didn't wanted in the first place. Yes, if pollution doesn't reach a critical level, water does haves the amazing ability of purifying itself. The problem is that for many years we forgot about that huge "if", and indiscriminately threw the chemicals, garbage and wastes of our ever-growing population into the very source of our life. Our polluting rate is increasing at such a fast pace that water's self purification process can keep up to it. In other words we are contaminating the Earth's blood flow, and just as if our blood flow gets contaminated we could die, so could the Earth.
At Cleaning the river project we think streams and rivers pollution is a serious issue, and is imperative to clean up the river. A society-wide change starts at home, if each of us teach our friends and families to take an active part in the issue, soon the whole community will be walking together towards a solution to this problem. We want to help you doing just that, so here are some useful tips on how to clean rivers, how clean up our water, and most important how to save our planet.
Always dispose dangerous household products in a correct way. Insecticides, pool chemicals, cleaning solvents, oil, paints, polishes and many other household products contain extremely harmful substances so don't dispose them in drains, sinks or toilets; they will just end up in water bodies nearby. In some communities, local sanitation department or the environmental health department have a waste collection program, contact them regarding how to properly dispose your hazardous wastes or the days and sites where they collect this kind of wastes.
Whenever you can, buy and use nontoxic or environmentally friendly household products. Although the proper disposal of wastes is the correct thing to do, is better not to buy products that are noxious to our environment at all. Go green! Many stores and supermarkets carry Eco friendly household products that are the best substitute for toxic products.
Recycling is not only the best way to keep our rivers and streams clean but it also helps us keep the rest of the environment clean, in a way we clean up the river. Don't flush non degradable products down the toilet (tampons, diapers or plastic bags) since they will take hundreds of years to decompose they will most likely end up littering rivers and beaches.
Conserve water, use only the water you need. Try to fully load the dishwasher and washing machine before you using any of them. Install a toilet dam it can save you up to four gallons of water per flush.
When it comes to the yard try to buy and use natural fertilizers such as manure or compost. Most local garden supply stores or hardware stores have natural fertilizers in stock, just ask. Although chemical fertilizer may act faster than natural ones they can filter into ground when it rains and make it's way to underground rivers and streams.
Be a part of the solution and not the problem apply this helpful and easy-to-follow tips and you will do your share when it comes to clean up the river, the water will do the rest.