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August is Water Quality Month

Did you know that August is Water Quality Month? Now you do! In honor of this important observance, below are some tips to help improve the water quality in your home.

Mulch or Compost Grass Clippings and Leaves
Fertilizer can contaminate local waterways. Want to reduce the need for fertilizer on your property? Mulching or composting leaves and grass clippings can help you do just that!

Buy Phosphorus Free Fertilizer
If you do have to purchase fertilizer, opt for a phosphorus free fertilizer. Making this small change can reduce the growth of algae in lakes and wetlands.

Dispose of Hazardous Household Materials Properly
You should never pour hazardous liquids like gasoline onto the street. All hazardous materials such as gasoline, paint, pesticides, antifreeze and motor oil should be disposed of at a county waste site.

Are you interested in a more permanent solution to your water quality issues? If so, turn to Lancaster Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. We offer plenty of water treatment options, such as, water softeners, water filters, acid neutralizers, bacteria testing, well pumps, reverse osmosis, iron and manganese removal, ultra violet purifiers and water treatment equipment. Call (717) 207-9952 to find out which water treatment is right for you and your home.

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