River Friendly Resident
Why Should You Be River Friendly?
A watershed is an area of land draining into a particular body of water, and is defined by the high points of an area, not by municipal boundaries. The use of the land within a watershed directly affects the quality of water within the watershed. We all live in a watershed and we all contribute to nonpoint source pollution – this includes pet waste, motor oil, fertilizers, pesticides and other pollutants that wash off the land in storm water runoff. It is estimated that nonpoint source pollution accounts for more than 50% of water quality problems in the United States.
The actions we take in our homes and yards affect our families, neighbors and the sources of our drinking water. By using environmentally friendly practices around our homes, we can help protect, preserve and enhance the water resources of our communities!
Partner with the New Jersey Water Supply Authority and RHA to help protect our natural resources and preserve the watershed where we live, work and play!