Presentation on theme: " Water pollution is the contamination of water, like in lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater caused by human activities."— Presentation transcript:
Water pollution is the contamination of water, like in lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater caused by human activities.
Sewage: used for wastewater that often contains urine and laundry waste. Industrial: industrial facilities use freshwater to carry away waste from the plant and into rivers, lakes and oceans. Oil: Oil spills make up about 12% of the oil that enters the ocean. The rest come from shipping travel, drains and dumping. Marine Dumping: People throw waste into the ocean, such as cardboard, newspaper, foam, and others. Radioactive waste: produced from industrial, medical and scientific processes that use radioactive material. http://www.water- pollution.org.uk/causes.html
Water pollution affects our oceans, lakes, rivers, and drinking water, making it a widespread and global concern. Numerous diseases, health problems, and even fatalities have been associated with water pollution. http://scipeeps.com/effect s-of-water-pollution/
In the antiquated water delivery systems in these cities are comprised of nearly 1 million miles of piping, mostly made of iron. As the iron pipes corrode, clean water flowing through them becomes contaminated with rust. Over time the pipes also rupture, causing not only water loss, but the introduction of pollutants and diseases from the ground. Investigations conducted in the last five years suggest that a substantial proportion of waterborne disease outbreaks. http://www.naturalnew s.com/021504_water_ta p_water_water_pollution. html http://www.naturalnew s.com/021504_water_ta p_water_water_pollution. html
Don't throw paints, oils or other forms of litter down the drain, because it can contaminate the sewage water. Use environmentally household products, such as washing powder, household cleaning agents and toiletries. 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. http://www.water- pollution.org.uk/preventingyo u.html