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Toxic water crisis: Things you can do at home to help

Posted at 6:40 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 18:40:06-04

NAPLES, Fla. –– Staff at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary are asking people at home to do small things to help with the toxic water crisis. 

Policy staffer Brad Cornell says the key is to let rainwater stay on your property and not run off into the waterways. 

This can be done by using gravel instead of pavement for your driveway, not using fertilizer when landscaping, and maintaining your home septic system.  

Cornell said residents also need to work with Mother Nature and conserve some of the natural filtration systems such as wetlands. 

“Wetlands clean all the pollutants out of the water, said Cornell. “They hold the water and let it go when it’s supposed to nourish the natural systems that are around us.” 

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