It's a unique challenge to educate the public when it comes to plant based solutions to stormwater management. Most of these features exist naturally throughout our watershed, but often, go unnoticed or under appreciated. In a watershed where the majority of land is under private ownership, not understanding the land-water connection is problematic. It's important for residents to be able to identify these best management practices, whether natural or man made, in order to understand their importance to clean water.
Exercise more, eat better, quit a bad habit... the start of a new year originates several, often broken, resolutions. Perhaps a different approach is warranted. Working together, we can collectively take smaller, more attainable steps to achieve a larger goal – clean water for all.
Keeping our water safe and clean can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, especially when it comes to limiting the risk of pathogens. Most of us have heard the word pathogen before, and it probably reminds us of being sick, right? Pathogens are different types of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can also contaminate and sicken drinking water sources, just like they do to us. Cryptosporidium (or “Crypto” for short) is a common waterborne pathogen.