{ Water Pollution }

By Audrina Henry

What is Water Pollution?

Is a contamination of water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater.The use of bad chemicals on manufacturing industries goes directly into near by the rivers and ponds.

5 Facts on Water Pollution

  1. According to UNICEF, more than 3000 children die everyday globally due to consumption of contaminated drinking water.
  2. Only 250 million people worldwide succumb to disease RELATED TO WATER POLLUTION
  3. 700 million people worldwide drink contaminated water
  4. Usually in the United States, Canada, and England is developed while Africa and Asia is less developed
  5. Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into U.S. waters.

The Importance Of Clean Water

Fresh water is one of our most important resources. Much of that water comes from rivers, lakes and other surface water sources. Before it is delivered to our homes it is specially treated to remove chemicals, particulates and all bad stuff. Most of all all humans can not survive a few days without drinking water.
Canada's Source Water | EcoJustice

Three Countries With Their Sewage Problems

Israel
  • One of the most water-scarce regions of the world the regional median percentage of satisfaction with water quality is 55%.

India

  • In India it estimates lack access to safe drinking water but unlike these regions are on track to reach the target for access to drinking water.

Trinidad & Tobago

  • In Latin America and the Caribbean region with the water quality is relatively high at 72%.

Solutions To The Countries Water Pollution Problems

  • Take great care not to overuse pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Don’t throw paints, oils or other forms of litter down the drain.
  • Don’t throw litter into rivers, lakes or oceans.