What You Can Do

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Get the Word Out

Write a Letter to the Editor

Use the following templates as inspiration for a letter to the editor. Remember to make these templates your own by adding information about the impact of nutrient pollution on your community. Including data from your Nitrate Watch testing is a great way to make your letter unique!

Hand Out Flyers

Use these flyers to educate your community about nitrate pollution.

Contact Local Government

Contact Your Health Department

Contact your city or county Department of Health if your drinking water contains nitrate levels above the EPA drinking water standard (10 mg/L).

Call Your Local Environmental Agency

Contact your Department of Natural Resources or Department of Environmental Quality to report consistently high nitrate levels in surface water (rivers, lakes, streams). It is also important to report harmful algal blooms caused by nutrient pollution.

Write a Letter to Your State Legislator or City Council

Consuming water with elevated nitrate levels is harmful to human health. The current regulatory limit is likely not sufficient to protect us. Ask your elected officials to support solutions to nitrate pollution!

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