Water Pollution

Cambri Addison

Introduction

Water pollution is the unwanted substance in water. Water pollution is happening when a substance or energy is directly or indirectly flowing into bodies of water without removing unwanted things. Water pollution affects plants and organisms living in water. The effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but also to the natural habitats.


The problem

Clean water provides the foundation for successful communities. We rely on clean water to survive, right now we are heading towards a water problem. Changing climate patterns are threatening lakes and rivers, and key sources that we tap for drinking water are being overdrawn with pollution. Experts are helping to keep safe and have enough water for people and the environment by:

Promoting water strategies to help decrease the amount of water wasted and defending the Clean Water Act and advocating for solutions like Helping prepare cities, counties and states for water-related challenges they will face as a result of climate change and Ensuring that waterways have enough water to support vibrant aquatics ecosystems.


This website will give information on the society today about water pollution. http://eschooltoday.com/pollution/water-pollution/important-water-pollution-facts.html

Addressing the problem

To help prevent water pollution all humans can take responsibility and instead of pouring liquid/garbage waste into a body of water throw the trash in the trash can. According to the National Resources Defense Council, there are a variety of ways that we can individually help to reduce our impact within pollution. Some of those ways include:



  • In your yard; Decrease impervious surfaces around your home, Use native plants and natural fertilizer, Don't over water your garden or plants.
  • In your home; Dispose and recycle all of your trash properly, Correctly dispose of hazardous house hold, Use nontoxic household products whenever possible.
  • Maintaining your car; Recycle your used motor oil, Be 'green' when washing your car.
  • In your community; Help identify and report and stop polluters, Be activist.



http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/gsteps.asp