Environmental health is a second major reason we should care about water quality.

Animals, plants, insects, fish and everything that lives out in nature require a certain level of water quality. Humans are part of the planet and depend on other organisms so it is important to us for other organisms to thrive. Laws, such as the Clean Water Act, ensure clean water for humans and other organisms. In the bayou region, we live close to the land and close to the water. People in the BT estuary depend on agriculture and seafood for food and a way of life.