Water pollution has affected many people and animals. Water pollution is the disposal ofgarbage into a water stream. Some of the water pollution is from littering, some water pollutionis done by chemical leaks, and others by ships. Also, There is much information about waterpollution. I am going to take that education on water pollution a step farther; and explain howwater pollution affects us, how it affects marine life, what companies affect it the most, and whatThere are many causes for water pollution. The main one is plastics.
The reason for thatis that plastics take four hundred and fifty years to decompose in the water. Also manycompanies use plastic and people throw it in the waterways. Because water can float and becarried by the wind, it can cause harm to unsuspecting creatures hundreds of feet from where itwas originally dumped. Such waste includes bags, bottles, cups, straws, cup lids, utensils, sixpack holders, cling wrap, fishing line, bait bags, and floats. The second highest cause of water pollution is ship waste.
Ships used to take muchgarbage with them on their ships and dump them. This was very common until the governmenttook action. They were giving sailors up to one million dollars fines for disposing waste. Because of that, ships now carry less garbage with them. Animals are not the only thing being harmed by water wastes.
Fishing lines, rope, andplastic nets are being caught in the rutter and the engine, but the ships are not exactly perfect. The other main cause of water pollution is industrial waste. Industries do not be harmedby water pollution but the cause much it. Many companies pour chemicals into the waterways. Some of the businesses that contribute to the water pollution are businesses that repair andmaintain motor vehicles, electroplate, operate printing and coping equipment, perform drycleaning and laundry services, process photographs, operate labs, involve building and constructroads, provide pest control, preserve wood, and make furniture. Water pollution doesn’t just effect humans, it affects are whole ecosystem.
Birds andmarine life are affected by it. More than fifty species of birds are known to ingest plastic. Whenthey eat plastic, they feel full, so some of them die of starvation. Algal blooms are another thingthat kills marine life. Algal blooms are sea scum, whale food, and sea sawdust. Algal bloomsare bundles of fine threads, rusty brown, they have a fishy smell, and are common inWater is our main source of our life.
We need it to live, drink, bathe, recreation,manufacturing, and power. We need water for almost everything; if we don’t start cleaning upwe will be in big trouble. Bunches of families dispose of chemicals everyday. It affects usdrastically and we depend on it to be clean. Right now the government is fining people for illegal dumping.
But that is all thePeople in cities are organizing water pollution groups. A lot of people are producingfliers and giving them out. The are asking people to adapt a waterway. In Australia they had anational clean up day and went out to the ocean and cleaned it up. I think the people are takingthis more seriously than the government. We need to start cleaning up the water or we will be in big trouble.
The governmentneeds to get active and so does the public. In some places water pollution is a main concern. The last defense of water pollution iswater treatment. Their are two main reasons for water treatment. The first one is to protect thepublic’s health. The second one is to protect the water quality.
Most of the waste water comesfrom industries, homes, businesses, storm runoff, ground water, and schools. Also sludge isbeing treated to remove some of its water. Then it is further processed by stabilizing,If more effort isn’t being made the human race will die. Eventually all the water will beinfested and unable to drink out of. We will have no places to bathe or anything.
We will haveto do something soon or else we will not make it.Bibliography: