Clean Water Act Protects Water

1453 Words Aug 28th, 2015 6 Pages
A Priceless Natural Resource- Clean Water Water is necessary to sustain life. Water not only sustains life, but it is the very foundation for life. Where does the water we drink come from? Our water comes from many different sources such as groundwater, lakes, rivers, reservoirs, aquifers, springs and streams. In order for this water to sustain our life, it must be clean. Water is needed to meet the demands of people in their everyday life. This includes the need for water in homes, agriculture, industry, medicine and recreation. For health and prosperity people must have access to clean, safe water. Water is regulated at the federal, state and local level. The Clean Water Act protects water at the federal level. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the standards for contaminants in water. In order for our water to be clean, we must protect our water sources from pollution and contaminants. This is why we need to care for the water that we have. Humans need water in order to survive. Our bodies are about 60 percent water, the brain is about 70 percent water, and the lungs are made of 90 percent water. Water is more important for you to survive than food is. When you become dehydrated, it reduces the amount of blood flow in your body, and causes your heart to work harder, and pump the blood faster. If you go long enough without water you’ll eventually enter into coma and die. You can also drink too much water. When you drink too much water you can…

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