Jared Snow Ms. Carrell English 1 AP 9/15/15 Water Contamination Water pollution is any chemical, physical, or biological change in the quality of water that has a harmful effect on any living thing that drinks it, uses it or lives in it. I have spent many hours of many days to research this topic to find out facts of water pollution and how to prevent it. According to Food and Water Watch there are over 780 million people all over the earth that are living without clean drinking water. Another fact is every 20 seconds a child under five years old dies from illnesses that are waterborne. There is a lot of information about water contamination, the main topics are, effects of the percentage of water contaminated, ways it gets contaminated, and what to do in the after-math.
An array of pipes, canals, and pumping stations managed by our public water systems are needed to bring a reliable supply of water to our taps each day. Based on Statistics, three fourth of the earth surface is covered by the water however there is lack of drinking water on the earth (only 1 %). Each human body consists of 75% water which make clear that how the water is important for us as a prime element and
WATER POLLUTION INTRODUCTION It is called ‘Pollution’, “when something is added to the environment that makes it unclean or unsafe” (C.Dozier, 2001,p1). According to Arvind Kumat, (2008,p.142) “Water pollution is defined as the addition of some substance (organic, inorganic, biological, and radiological) or factor (e.g. heat) which degrades the quality of water so that it either become a health hazard or unfit to use. Water pollution not only affects plants and organisms living in the bodies of water, but it also damages the natural biological communities. (Dingra and Singh,2004) Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water but less than 1% of it is available for drinking and agriculture; thus making water pollution a very significant issue.
Pollution of the environment can be classified as air pollution, water pollution and noise. Water pollution means water pollution, which is unfit for consumption and for other purposes. There are essentially five main sources of water pollution from domestic wastewater, agricultural run-off and industrial wastewater, sewage from septic tanks and rainwater. There is a lack of stringent pollution control policies in many countries around the world, particularly in developing and underdeveloped
Surface water pollution Concepts: Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching and learning materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license or freely available online to be used by everyone. Surface water is water in rivers, lakes, stream, wetlands and oceans. Water Pollution is the change in water quality which can cause health risks to living organisms. 1.1 INTRODUCTION Surface water is usually rain water that collects in surface water bodies, like oceans, lakes, or streams and rivers and water pollution is the degradation of quality of water. Water pollution cause risk to people of getting water born disease outbreaks such as Cholera and tuberculosis.
Water pollution occurs when toxic substances enter water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans and so on. This will affect the quality of water. Not only does this spell disaster for aquatic ecosystems, the pollutants also seep through and reach the groundwater, which might end up in our households as contaminated water that everyone use in our daily activities, including drinking. The effective ways that can control and solve the problem of water pollution today which are waste water treatment plant, reduce sewage and ocean cleanup. First of foremost, the solution of surface water pollution is waste water treatment plant.
Water is one of the most important and vital substance on earth. All life forms on earth require water to survive. If there will be no water there would be no life on earth. Aside from drinking water to survive, people have many other uses for water. An organism which does not require water is never discovered.
Water, air,and land are all affected by pollution.There are different types of pollution categorized based on the part of the environment which they affect or result which the particular pollution causes. In the following paragraphs, we will enumerate the consequences of releasing pollutants in the environment. We cause most of the pollution and we will suffer the consequences if we don’t stop. Water pollution can be defined in many ways. Usually,
Water pollution is when there is a build of one or more substances in water to such an extent that it causes problems for animals or plants. This form of pollution has increased as the population of this town has increased. There are two different ways in which water pollution can occur: • If pollution occurs from a single location such as a discharge pipe attached to a factory it is known as point-source pollution. • A great deal of pollution happens not from one source but from many different scattered sources. This is known as nonpoint-source pollution.
Introduction The phrase, “water is life,” is not just a cliché but a reality. People need access to both clean and sufficient water to cater for their domestic and industrial needs. However, various problems have existed historically, which have had impacts on the level of availability, quality and water resources. One of them has been climatic conditions and changes that have shifted the quantity of water that people may get access to (Islam et al. 2015).