Environmental Protection

WEF's Bill Stuffers to Help Utilities Educate the Public

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has developed two new bill stuffers to help utilities educate their communities about two important water quality issues. It’s a Toilet, Not a Trashcan and Too Cute to Pollute join the bill stuffers and brochures designed to help communities better understand their role in water quality issues and learn ways to improve quality of life through water resources management, water protection, and water and wastewater treatment.

WEF develops programs and materials to help its members and utilities communicate with their target audiences about key water issues. Its goal is to increase understanding of the direct role water and wastewater services have in the protection of public health, the economy, and the environment. Developed by WEF members who understand the issues in today's water marketplace, these inexpensive items make useful mailers, bill inserts, and handouts for meetings, exhibits, plant tours, and school programs.

As utility operators know all too well, people will flush just about anything down the toilet. It’s a Toilet, Not a Trashcan helps explain the sole purpose of the toilet and what happens when improper items are flushed. Beyond the impact on homes and utility operations, this stuffer also builds awareness about how some items can potentially impact the water environment.

Many pet owners don’t realize that even daily waste contributions from small pets can damage water quality. It is often left to utilities to educate and motivate communities into protecting local water resources from this common and misunderstood type of contamination. The Too Cute to Pollute bill stuffer describes the importance of picking up after pets and the potential impacts to water quality if the mess is left behind.

Visit the WEF Marketplace on its Web site, www.wef.org, to view online samples and browse the complete line of public education materials.

Formed in 1928, WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world.

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