MSD Project Clear Launches New Clean Water Initiative

MSD Project Clear is launching a new initiative aimed at improving water quality in the St. Louis region and beyond. The Clean Water Pledge offers residents the chance to learn how their actions affect water quality and take the pledge to do their part to protect our water environment.

Clean water is essential to life. Yet, for more than two billion people around the world, access is limited. It’s easy to take that for granted in the U.S., but we should not. “Polluted or contaminated water sources are one of the greatest threats to public health and safety,” says Jay Hoskins, MSD Project Clear’s chief environmental engineer. “Everyone needs to understand how their actions directly affect water quality.”

The Clean Water Pledge highlights five things everyone can do to help protect the water environment:
• Keeping FOG (fats, oils, and grease) out of the sewer system
• Properly disposing of household chemicals
• Not littering
• Always picking up after our pets
• Reducing salt and chemical de-icer use during the winter

“MSD Project Clear is dedicated to its mission of protecting the public’s health, safety, and the water environment. But we need everyone’s help,” adds Hoskins. “These are five small things that cost no money, and take very little effort, yet can have a profound effect on the world around us.”

The Clean Water Pledge kicks off this month with MSD Project Clear being featured on the nationally syndicated “Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid,” and a PSA campaign encouraging everyone in the St. Louis region to go to and take the pledge to protect clean water.

About MSD Project Clear: MSD Project Clear (MSDPC) is two utilities in one – responsible for nearly 10,000 miles of public wastewater and stormwater sewer systems in the St. Louis region. MSDPC is investing billions of dollars over a generation to improve water quality and minimize wastewater and stormwater issues by monitoring regulatory compliance, planning, designing, and building community rainscaping, system improvements, and an ambitious program of maintenance and repair.