The Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute has updated and improved its online water-quality tools. The tools are designed to help businesses assess the environmental risks its site and operations may pose to surface water and groundwater quality. This can minimize risk to on-site or community drinking water sources. Water-quality tools are available for such businesses as: agricultural service centers, parking lots, RV parks and campgrounds, veterinary clinics and fairgrounds.
Barb Johnson, pollution prevention specialist at PPI, encourages Kansas businesses to complete water assessments to further their understanding of the environmental regulations that apply to them. Also, businesses will learn steps they can take to protect water quality and improve best management practices.
"These assessments can help business managers identify solutions to keep water pollution at a minimum," Johnson said. "Pollution prevention is the most effective way to avoid future environmental issues that can be costly and time consuming."
The first 25 people who complete assessments will be entered in a drawing for one of five $20 Amazon certificates. Details are available at www.sbeap.org. Look for the Water Quality link.
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