Water Pollution

By Maya Foy

Pollution

Water pollution is bad for the earth, people, and animals. 28,000 Children die each week from water born illness. There are Non-point and Point they are two main sources of water pollution and they differ because one can be identified and the other cannot be.

Fun Fact

Only 3 out of every 4 Americans use sewage systems today.

Two examples of Non-Point source pollution are runoffs during a storm and acid drainage from mines.

97% of Earth’s water is saltwater and 3% is freshwater. This is a problem because we can only consume freshwater and there is only a small amount of it around.

Why is Clean Water Important?

Clean water is important because it helps us live longer. Dirty water can kill us, and has killed many people. We need to stop dumping and using sewage systems.