The Importance Of Water Pollution In California

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The local community does not care that dumping toxic waste, sewage, and runoffs affect marine life. People everywhere dispose of their toxic materials such as household, agriculture, and oil waste in the wrong way, and eventually it leads to pollution in the ocean.

Toxic products in households are very harmful to the ocean if they are disposed of in the wrong way. Household materials such as chemical-based cleaning and disinfecting products, once put down the drain, go straight to the ocean, and pollute the water. Non- degradable products that are put down drains can damage sewage treatment processes, and contaminate nearby bodies of water. Paint, used car oil, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, insecticides, and other household supplies need to stay out of drains, sinks, and toilets. Once in the sewer system, they can damage and spoil the water. Many …show more content…

With that in mind, California itself has four of the five biggest agriculture farms in the nation. That means a lot of water pollution on California’s coast, and in the little groundwater supply California has. Animal wastes often reach water-bodies from runoff across the land surface, or by seepage through the surface soil layers. Hence, agricultural runoff containing animal wastes does not receive any "treatment" except what is naturally afforded by microbial activity during its cycle to another body of water. In coastal watersheds, these wastes can flow through river networks that eventually empty into the sea. The u.s relies on agriculture farms to produce their craving for meat and dairy, but the more animals there are, the more manure gets produced and the more water is polluted. Ammonia, a toxic form of Nitrogen, when released in gas form during waste disposal, can spread through 300 miles through the air before being dumped back into the ground or water. Once it is dumped, it causes algae blooms that kill thousands of

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