A silent danger threatens High Desert water. The avoidable culprit? Trash.
While a candy wrapper here, a water bottle there or a plastic bag blowing in the wind might seem non-consequential, it all adds up and becomes a major environmental hazard.
Trash does more than just junk up our community. It directly impairs water quality for residents and wildlife alike. Fortunately, steps are being taken in the High Desert to solve this problem and ensure the Mojave River Watershed is protected and our water is drinkable.
In 2015, the California State Water Resources Control Board enacted a statewide trash policy as an answer to the threat of trash pollution in our water sources.