6. No dumping into storm drains. Material that enters storm drains ends up directly in the watershed.
7. Proper disposal of household hazardous waste and medications: While wastewater treatment plants continue to become more sophisticated, it is impossible at this time to filter out all chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Down the line, these chemicals and pharmaceuticals will end up to varying degrees in your drinking supply. Cities and towns that support proper disposal of chemicals and educational efforts for its residents usually will have a healthier water supply. Learn how to properly dispose of paint and medication.
8. Maintenance of native vegetation along-side streams and wetlands: The vegetation acts as a natural buffer, reducing pollutants and preventing erosion.
Keep in mind that you are a big part of whether your city or town has a clean and abundant water supply. Increased awareness, education, and participation in your local government are the keys.