You only need to do ONE thing to save our rivers
There are many ways to save our rivers, e.g. river monitoring and auditing, planting aquatic plants, river clean-up. But, if you have no time to do all these, just do ONE, MOST important thing....
....KEEP YOUR DRAINS CLEAN AND FREE FROM RUBBISH
- Drains are only meant to channel rainwater into rivers to avoid flash flood, especially during rainy season;
- Drains are a part of our river basin. Rubbish thrown into drains will end up in our rivers, affecting the water quality. And, 97% of our drinking water comes from rivers. If our rivers get too polluted, it is unsafe for us to use for drinking.
The Government through the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia, are spending RM500,000 per month just to collect rubbish trapped at log boom in rivers and certain drains within River of Life project area.
Such provisions can be allocated to other things if we are aware and not throw rubbish everywhere especially into drains and rivers.
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