Water Pollution

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Importance of Clean Water

As humans we rely on clean water to survive, yet right now we are heading towards a water crisis. The climate changes are threatening rivers and lakes. Key sources we tap for drinking water are being used as dumping sites for toxic waste.

Dirty water is the worlds biggest health risk. It continues to threaten quality of life and public health in the United States, and all over the world. When water from rain and melting snow runs off of roofs and roads into our rivers, it picks up toxic chemicals, trash, dirt, and disease-carrying organisms. Most of our water resources don't have protection, making them vulnerable to pollution.

How to Prevent Water Pollution

To prevent water pollution, there are a couple of things you can do.

  • Conserving water: You can, turn off water when it is not in use, it will reduce the amount of contaminated water that needs to be treated.
  • Be careful what you throw down the drain and also what you flush down the toilet. Paints, oils, and other sorts of litter should not be going down the drain.
  • Use enviromentally friendly household products, such as washing powder, household cleaning agents, and toiletries.
  • Take note not to use so much pesticides and fertilizers, this will prevent the harmful chemicals from running down into our water supply.
  • By having flowers in your yard you prevent fertilizers and pesticides from running down into our drains.
  • Don't throw litter into drains, rivers, or lakes. Help clean up any litter you see on beaches, or in rivers and lakes, pick up the litter and throw it in a nearby trash bin if its safe to do so.
  • Recycle as much of the litter that can be recycled, that helps the economy all together.