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I pledge to take the following actions to conserve water and keep our rivers clean

Following are a number of ideas for ways you can help improve water quality.
Pick the ones you think you are able to do. Then click here to take the pledge today!

Outside & in the yard:

  • Install a rain barrel
  • Plant a native tree
  • Install a rain garden
  • Reduce pesticides
  • Use natural fertilizers
  • Plant native plants
  • Wash cars in the yard
  • Sweep rather than hose
  • Pick up and dispose of pet waste
  • Use sand for oil spills or melting ice
  • Water only at night
  • Only Rain down the Drain. Never dump items down the storm drains.
  • Remove invasive plants (Amur Honeysuckle, garlic mustard, Bradford Pear Trees)

In the kitchen:

  • Buy organic produce
  • Use eco-friendly cleaners
  • Use natural ant repellents
  • Visit a local refill store
  • Compost food waste

In the laundry room:

  • Run full laundry loads
  • Use phosphate-free detergents
  • Use a filter or special bag to filter microfibers
  • Use wool balls in dryer instead of dryer sheets

In the basement & garage:

  • Properly dispose of chemicals
  • Use non-toxic glues
  • Use cedar chips, not moth balls
  • Dispose of paint properly

In the bathroom:

  • Never flush unused medicines
  • Buy fragrance-free products
  • Visit a local refill store
  • Avoid toxic drain cleaners
  • Turn off water while shaving or brushing teeth
  • Reduce your shower time
  • Install water saving faucets
  • Install a low-flow toilet

In the community:

  • Connect with FLOW
  • Volunteer for clean ups, tree plants and other service events
  • Talk to others about the pledge
  • Host a presention from FLOW
  • Take a walk and pick up the trash in your neighborhood

Add your own ideas!