Be Freshwater Friendly for Super Bowl 50

Hosting a Super Bowl party this year? Here are four simple ways to reduce pollution into our local waterways, while still enjoying the biggest game of the year.

1. Remove all non-flushable items such as paper towels, disposable wipes, tissues and other related items in your restrooms. This reduces the chances of guests flushing anything besides toilet paper. Hang a festive hand towel in the color of your favorite team.

2. Add a drain stopper in your kitchen sink to prevent any types of fats, oil or grease in your pipes. Everyone loves Super Bowl party food, but unfortunately many of those tasty treats come with grease from cooking. Try adding your favorite team’s sticker to a grease can to remind you to properly dispose of F.O.G.

3. Go the extra mile to prevent the F.O.G. Clog by keeping a trash can close to your kitchen sink.
Many people forget that tossing food in the garbage disposal can have just as negative effects as pouring grease down the drain. Keeping a trash can close by can remind guests that your kitchen sink is not a trash can.

4. Cleaning up after a Super Bowl party is inevitable, but excess chemicals from cleaning products don’t have to be. Check your products labels before purchasing for low levels of phosphates.