Water Pollution And Its Effect On The Environment

1846 WordsMay 29, 20158 Pages
Introduction Water can be said to be “polluted”, on the introduction of harmful materials in such a way that its natural qualities are so transformed as to contaminated its usefulness. Alternatively, render it offensive to the sense of smell, sight or taste. Water pollution has many definitions. However, the essential elements of most definitions are the concentration of a particular pollutant in water for a sufficient period to cause a certain effect. If it related health such as the ones caused by pathogenic bacteria in trusion, the term contamination is applicable. A basis for outlining water pollution is when the presence of impurities in the clean water or pure water. Most causes of water pollution include sewage, wastewater, marine dumping, radioactive waste, oil pollution, underground storing leakage, atmosphere deposition, global warming eutrophication, composts contain nutrient. Such as, nitrate and phosphate in excess levels will over-stimulate the growth of aquatic plants and algae. When the growth of these organisms excesses, they clog our waterways, use dissolved oxygen as they decompose and block light to the deeper water. That proves very harmful to the aquatic organism as it affects their respiratory organisms as it affects their respiratory ability. Fish and others that live in water are affected as well. Water Pollution Industrial agriculture is among the leading causes of water pollution today. In 2010, The National Water Quality Inventory conducted by the
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