Although water covers about 70% of the Earth’s surface, soil is critical to a healthy environment and flourishing human development. Clean and healthy soil is a medium for plant growth as well as a habitat for many insects and organisms. Further, soil can act as a water filter and support a landscape that is more resilient to the impacts of drought, flood, or fire. Lastly, healthy soil helps to regulate the Earth’s climate.

Healthy soil is fundamental to the well-being of its surrounding communities. As such, in response to its recent issues with metal-emitting businesses and hexavalent chromium, the City of Paramount has begun more frequent testing for air, water, and soil within its borders. The City is dedicated to protecting its residents on every front. By making sure that the ecosystem remains clean, the community can prosper.

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