water pullution

how we can make it end

help fight the waters and make a stand in getting rid of pollutoin for good

only you can help prevent what is happening to our drinking water and the water that is homes to million species of animals.

Did you know that we can live for days without food but only a few weeks without water?

Here are four concerns of water pollution, oceans- garbage dumps and oil spills, landfill sites- pollute the water in the ground, Walkerton, Ontario- E-coli in towns drinking water with seven dead and over 2,000 sick, and Oak Ridges moraine- source of over 65 main rivers

some of the reasons why we cant have nice things

water pollution

what is water pollution

it is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). Water pollution occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.

how we can help stop all of this

Conserve water by turning off the tap when running water is not necessary. This helps prevent water shortages and reduces the amount of contaminated water that needs treatment.

Be careful about what you throw down your sink or toilet. Don’t throw paints, oils or other forms of litter down the drain.

Use environmentally household products, such as washing powder, household cleaning agents and toiletries.

Take great care not to overuse pesticides and fertilisers. This will prevent runoffs of the material into nearby water sources.

By having more plants in your garden you are preventing fertiliser, pesticides and contaminated water from running off into nearby water sources.

Don’t throw litter into rivers, lakes or oceans. Help clean up any litter you see on beaches or in rivers and lakes, make sure it is safe to collect the litter and put it in a nearby dustbin.

what can be done to improve the quality of water after it has been polluted

Keep paved surfaces clean

Turn your downspout onto your lawn

Reduce fertilizer use

Wash vehicles on the lawn

Capture and infiltrate your runoff

the consequences of water pollution

Death of aquatic (water) animals

Disruption of food-chains


Destruction of ecosystems