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Title: Smart Steps for Clean Water
Authors: Anderson, Sharon
Payne, Holly
Keywords: Cayuga Lake
water quality
nonpoint source pollution
environmental action
water pollution
Tompkins County, NY
Cayuga County, NY
Seneca County, NY
septic system
lawn care
drinking water well
clean water
Great Lakes basin
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Publisher: Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, Inc
Abstract: Smart Steps for Clean Water lists practical steps individuals, families and communities can take to protect clean water, with a focus on Cayuga Lake and its tributaries. Two pages of background information cover the importance of clean water, the value of a watershed approach and why individual actions are key. A map of the watershed and its context within the Great Lakes basin is followed by seven sections: Across the Land (stormwater runoff); In the Home (energy use and toxins); On the Lawn (an integrated pest management approach to lawns); From the Well (drinking water wells, Down the Drain (septic systems); In the Car (how transportation choices affect water); and On the Water (boating, fishing and other water-based recreation). Each section has an explanation of the concern and specific steps that address that concern. The twenty-four page publication ends with information about sediment pollution and about an online companion "Pledge for Clean Water"
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