Sewage

By: Rhyan Stone

Category of Water Pollution

Sewage is suspended matter. It falls to the river bed in thick particles, not soluble by water, forming thick layers of silt that harm the organisms that live on or from the river floor.
The SOURCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Problems

  • Health: Various Illnesses and Diseases (Diarrhea, Cholera, Dysentery) can be caused by swimming, ingesting, or consuming seafood from contaminated waters.
  • Environmental: The increased nutrients due to sewage can result in an algal bloom and the eutrophication of the water source.

Residence Time

Residence time varies based upon the size of the body of water that is contaminated.

How do we fix it?

Sewage pollution is limited effectively through the process of sewage treatment. This allows the sewage to be safely refined and reintroduced as fertilizer or recycled water.