Illegal dumping is creating an environmental health hazard and must be controlled.
Water is the life of our community and both humans and animals cannot live without it. Unfortunately, our water sources are under attack by pollutants on every side. One of the worst cases is illegal dumping, which occurs in almost every city and district.
Even though most communities have resources to remove and depose of trash and unwanted items, people still choose to illegally dump. The perpetrators are both households and commercial companies. All items left in areas not intended for dumping cause an environmental hazard but some of the worst are batteries, tires, and asbestos.
The most corrosive items end up in our water supplies. Think about it. Asbestos known to cause severe health problems, including cancer, is making its way into our water because someone chose to illegally dump a corrosive pipe from the 1980s that was asbestos cement. Most likely, the person who committed this illegal dumping crime did not know the pipe was asbestos cement, but they did know that they were illegally dumping the pipe Instead of taking it to the appropriate facility to dispose of it in a safe manner.
This frustrating and serious health hazard must be stopped. Each community must create an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program!
Empower, stand your ground, take control of illegal dumping!