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Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, fountain and groundwater).
This form of environmental degradation occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.
The main problem caused by water pollution is that it kills organisms that depend on these water bodies. Dead fish, crabs, birds and sea gulls, dolphins, and many other animals often wind up on beaches, killed by pollutants in their habitat
The most common effect of water pollution on human beings is disease. Drinking water contaminated by disease-carrying micro-organisms, also known as pathogens, cause various waterborne diseases, such as typhoid, dysentery, hepatitis and cholera.
1-Help clean up streams. Organize or participate in stream cleanups. ... 2-Plant vegetation along stream banks. ... 3-Partner with professionals. ...
How can we keep our water clean and safe?
4-Never pour chemicals down sinks or toilets. ... 5-Use safe products whenever you can. ... 6-Recycle and dispose of all trash properly.
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