The Journey Towards Clean Water
Water is essential to life. We, and all other living things, depend on water for health, happiness, and survival. Having access to clean water is even more important to sustaining health and life.
We created a comprehensive Clean Water initiative to take on the challenge of creating more sustainable clean water practices during and after construction that happens on our roadways.
Because clean water matters to us, too.
When it rains or precipitates, the water must go somewhere. Some of it serves purposes like replenishing groundwater, but some of It becomes runoff. Runoff flows downhill and through streams collecting pollutants such as dirt, fertilizer, bacteria, pesticides, metals, and petroleum byproducts.
While construction is necessary for optimizing travel, it can also be the culprit of runoff if storm water management isn’t put into place. Excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous from runoff can eventually make its way into streams, lakes, or water supplies and degrade water quality.
How does clean water affect you?
- Maintains a clean, beautiful environment
- Contributes to higher quality drinking water
- Supports healthy ecosystems for wildlife, farming, recreation, and more