There are many options avail­able for indi­vid­u­als to employ in order to improve access to safe and clean water for every­one. One impor­tant start­ing point is cre­at­ing dia­logue with fam­i­ly, friends, and local gov­ern­ment about res­i­den­tial water waste.

Video Sum­ma­ry: Improp­er use of water at the res­i­den­tial lev­el increas­es the amount of urban pol­lu­tants in the ocean.

A few more tips for indi­vid­ual and com­mu­ni­ty-lev­el action:

Replace lawns with plants suit­able for the local cli­mate. Using recy­cled water may also be a good option to reduce water use. [9]

Encour­age schools and busi­ness­es to imple­ment tech­nolo­gies that lim­it water usage.

Sup­port local riv­er non-prof­its to ensure fresh water for the com­mu­ni­ty.

Eat local­ly grown food, and avoid beef and oth­er water-inten­sive foods.

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