Did You Know
|Fun Facts About Water
|A leaky tap, dripping once per second, wastes six to seven gallons of water each day. A slow, steady drip can account for as much as 11 gallons of water each day.
|Native plants are plants that have evolved over thousands of years in a particular region. Native plants are just as important to us as they are to bees and other wildlife of the Wabash River. Native plants can be purchased from the Lafayette County Soil and Water Conservation District annual native plant sale or from Spence Restoration Nursery.
|Grass clippings are 85% water and 5% nitrogen. When left on the lawn, they return water and nutrients to the soil.
|Waste water from Munger Park takes approximately 4 hours to get to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
|A leaky toilet can waste up to 10 gallons of water per day.
|If you leave the water running while hand washing, you use on average two gallons of water.
|Waste water from the Tippecanoe Mall takes approximately eight hours to reach the Lafayette Water Pollution Control Plant? To learn more about our Water Pollution Control Plant click here.
|The Lafayette Water Pollution Control Department (WPCD) cleans up around 4.5 million pounds of debris (trash, leaves, branches, grass clippings, etc.) each year in various ways such as street sweepers, combo trucks and manual labor. That’s as much as 379 African Elephants. This comprehensive cleaning effort helps to keep our rivers and waterways uncontaminated and ensures a sustainable environment for all living things. Help Lafayette stay green and clean by disposing of trash properly and taking the time to recycle what you can.
|Each summer, Wabash Riverfest brings the community together to celebrate the longest free-flowing river in the eastern United States. Learn about and enjoy Indiana’s Wabash River through conservation exhibits, games and activities, canoes races, and adult and kid runs. Wabash Riverfest is specifically designed to enhance children’s appreciation of Greater Lafayette’s most-prized natural resource, the Wabash River. For more information about the event click here: www.wabashriverfest.com
|If you raise the lawn mower blade to at least three inches, this higher cut encourages grass roots to grow deeper, shades the root system, and holds soil moisture longer.