Protect your water resources by changing practices and behaviors which could be detrimental to drinking water quality.
DO NOT DISPOSE OF CHEMICALS INTO SEWER OR SEPTIC SYSTEMS. DON’T DUMP IT ON THE GROUND. DON’T PUT IT IN THE TRASH.
1. Improper disposal of chemicals can reach ground or surface water through a number of pathways. If substances are accidentally or intentionally discharged, contamination of ground and surface waters can occur. Improper disposal into sewers can also endanger the ability of publicly-owned treatment works to properly treat waste water. Chemicals poured into septic systems, or dry wells can leach into ground water or contribute to system failure. If the products you are using say “Danger,” “Poison,” “Warning,” or “Caution,” don’t drain or flush these products into any septic system.
HIRE ONLY LICENSED HAULERS TO DISPOSE OF YOUR CHEMICALS
2. Chemical users should always ensure that the haulers they hire to carry their waste off-site are properly licensed, and that they deliver the waste to appropriate disposal sites.
USE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
3. It is essential for all individuals using chemicals to understand and apply the procedures for proper use and management of chemicals if we are to keep our drinking water safe for ourselves and our community.