Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Ashley Ainesworth Ashley Ainesworth WednesdayJul 8 at 4:02pm Manage Discussion Entry According to the Fort Worth Code Compliance and Environmental Quality website, the city of Fort Worth has implemented a household hazardous waste disposal ordinance to protect the quality of water sources for drinking and recreation. The fortworthtexas.gov website states “Chemicals, detergents, petroleum products, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers are stormwater pollutants. Stormwater runoff enters storm drains during rain and discharges directly into the nearest body of water without any treatment to remove pollutants. This is unlike the sinks and toilets in your home that drain to a water reclamation plant for treatment”. Therefore it is imperative to preserve the city's water and guard it from unnecessary pollution. In my opinion, the impact of this ordinance is profound on the community and I agree with this legislation because I believe it is important to protect the quality of water sources in Fort Worth. I think the community reaps the benefits of clean water not only for consumption but also for recreation. I think going outside and being able to paddleboard on the Trinity River is a privilege that greatly improves quality of life here in the city. I also believe Fort Worth has taken every measure possible to ensure compliance and ease the burden of disposal. In order to facilitate proper disposal and recycling of these materials, the city has an Environmental Collection Center (ECC) that is open to residents and participating cities. The ECC has a drive up service that enables the resident to stay in their car so the staff can assist, collect and unload the waste. Fort Worth also offers multiple mobile collection events throughout the year and the city website has clear information regarding what is accepted and what is not.
Reference Household Hazardous Waste (2020). Retrieved July 8, 2020 from (Links to an external site.) Reply Reply to Comment o Collapse Subdiscussion Oluyemisi Adenugba Oluyemisi Adenugba 5:05pmJul 11 at 5:05pm Manage Discussion Entry Hi Ashley, The Environmental Collection Center that is used in the city of Fort Worth is very innovative. The easy access to the disposal of waste enables all residents to be environmentally friendly. This will also encourage recycling of products. With the ozone layer being depleted, it is important for us to protect our eco system which will have an impact on public health. Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Madison Ascencio Madison Ascencio WednesdayJul 8 at 4:40pm Manage Discussion Entry I chose to discuss the Clean Air Act, Title 42, Chapter 85 and “the last major change in the law, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 was enacted by Congress in 1990” (EPA). The, “clean air act is the law that defines EPA’s responsibilities for protecting and improving the nation’s air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer” (EPA). Key concepts
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