Water Pollution In The Philippines

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The Philippines is blessed with water resources which have played a significant role in its development. However, our bodies of water are being threatened by pollution.
Data from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) showed that among the water samples obtained from 127 freshwater bodies in the Philippines, 47% were found to have good water quality. However, 40% of those sampled were found to have only fair quality while the remaining 13% displayed poor water quality.
In Dagupan City, our river system and other bodies of water is teeming with aquatic life specifically offering some of the delectable fishes the country exports and imports. It is home to an abundant number of fish ponds sculpted out of the mangrove swamps. The brackish water, where freshwater and salt water meet, provide perfect breeding environment for the fishes (Bangus Farms in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, n.d.).
However, there have been many reports on fish kill in the city alone due to the lack of oxygen and impurities which are caused by the unpurified water fishes tend to dwell in. The rising number of fish kills can be attributed to water pollution which greatly affect the city’s fishing industry specifically fishermen in the locale.
A Fish Health Diagnostic and Microbiology Laboratory Report
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Treatment 1 was the negative control, Treatment 2 was treated using 7% of the total volume of the collected waste water, Treatment 3 was treated using 10% of the total volume of the collected waste water, and Treatment 4 was treated using 13% of the total volume of the collected waste water. After treating the water, five fishes were conditioned before being integrated into an aquarium filled with the treated waste water. The conditions of the fishes were noted on an hourly basis for five consecutive days and their survivability rate was calculated after the observation

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