Meet our next pollutant of the week:
Source: agriculture, home use
Impacts: atrazine is a problem in ground water, can cause decline in bird populations, causes mutations (sex changes) in frogs and disrupts hormones preventing animals from breeding
One thing you can do: invest in organic weed control methods, take care in scheduling application and keep clear of waterways
Typically Water Sensitive Urban Design focuses on just four main pollutants i.e. Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sediment and Litter. There are however many more pollutants that can harm our waterways. Meet the Pollutants is a new education campaign aims to introduce to a younger audience a few of the more sinister characters we need to combat to protect our precious waterways. Our new website is coming soon.
Redbubble is a print on demand website that allows you to order a range of merchandise relating to the Meet the Pollutants campaign. Any proceeds to Water by Design from the sale of merchandise will be reinvested to our Clean Up Project.
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