Water Conservation

By: Hunter Brown

How does drinking water affect your health?

Our water that we use everyday to drink and to clean can be contaminated with bad chemicals that could harm you. Before we have clean tasty water it goes through a process that cleans the water and goes through a series of test. But if we do have contaminated water it might contain bacteria and viruses that affect the water. You may become ill if the water is consumed. For incidence if the water is not tested and its contaminated and you drink it for a long time you might have a chronic health issue.

Pollution in U.S. water sources

Factory's and Agriculture facilities all over america release chemicals and materials that contaminate the water. An Expert stated “Clean Water Act violations from agricultural facilities can impair drinking water sources, transmit disease-causing bacteria, and endanger our lakes and rivers,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. These Facilities run offs go straight into our water sources that are contaminated with sewage, pesticides and other nasty things. So stand up for your community.

Ways to be and Advocate to conserving water

There are many ways that you can help conserve water or be echo friendly with the environment. Rainwater can be very useful. Many people collect rainwater to water their plants and other things like cleaning, bathing, and sometimes for drinking. Rainwater is a good way to conserve resources. Here are some ways that you can do to preserve water.


-You can take showers instead of baths

-You could install a toilet that uses less water

-You could install a low-flowing shower head

-When washing your dishes or doing a load of laundry only run them if there full

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