Guideline 1 – Taking Care of Waste: From People, Pets, Livestock, and Products

Disposing of waste is an everyday occurrence. Waste comes from dogs, cows, horses, and people. Harmful pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites from failing septic systems and animal waste can pollute water. Other waste such as medicines and household chemicals flushed down the drain may also make its way to groundwater or waterways. In this chapter you will learn the best ways to keep harmful waste out of our waterways. Doing so can save you money and keep you and your family safe from illness.

In this Guideline: