The answer is: C – it takes 6-8 pints of water to make one pint of beer.
Things you can do to help keep our Minnesota waters clean:
GRASS/LEAVES – DON’T BLOW IT OFF
Blow or rake grass clippings and leaves out of the street. Leave them on your lawn, use them for compost or bag them up. Grass clippings and leaves in the street end up in the storm sewer where they are carried to nearby lakes and streams. Clippings and leaves contain phosphorus and other nutrients that feed algae and other aquatic plants.
One pound of phosphorous can create 500 pounds of algae in lakes, streams and ponds.
SCOOP THE POOP
Grab a bag when you grab the leash and pick up after your pets. When pet waste is left behind, rainwater washes it into lakes and streams. Pet waste contains bacteria that can cause illness and nutrients that can cause algae in lakes and streams.
ADOPT A STORM DRAIN
Keep storm drains free of leaves, seeds and grass clippings. Storm drains are directly connected to the nearest body of water. Water running into storm drains carries with it anything in streets and driveways including leaves, grass clippings, soil, oil, paint, and chemicals. Keeping storm drains clear protects the water quality of nearby lakes, streams, wetlands, and rivers.
PLANT A RAIN GARDEN
Capture, clean and infiltrate rainwater that would otherwise run off your property. Rain gardens are planted depressions designed to store rainwater and allow it to soak into the soil. Find out more about rain gardens at www.bluethumb.org.
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