August in Kansas brings to mind thoughts of the “dog days of summer” when people look to find relief from the heat with a refreshing glass of ice water or cooling off by boating and swimming in a nearby lake. August is also National Water Quality Awareness Month, which is a time to examine our actions to make sure we're doing everything we can to protect our most precious resource throughout the year.
Actions we take every day have the potential to negatively impact water quality.
Make these water-friendly choices to do your part:
If you are unsure where to take items to be recycled, visit RecycleSpot.org, a local, comprehensive recycling resource.