Water Pollution

Water pollution has affected many people and animals. Water pollution is the disposal of
garbage into a water stream. Some of the water pollution is from littering, some water pollution
is done by chemical leaks, and others by ships. Also, There is much information about water
pollution. I am going to take that education on water pollution a step farther; and explain how
water pollution affects us, how it affects marine life, what companies affect it the most, and what
people are doing to help.
There are many causes for water pollution. The main one is plastics. The reason for that
is that plastics take four hundred and fifty years to decompose in the water. Also many
companies use plastic and people throw it in the waterways. Because water can float and be
carried by the wind, it can cause harm to unsuspecting creatures hundreds of feet from where it
was originally dumped. Such waste includes bags, bottles, cups, straws, cup lids, utensils, six
pack holders, cling wrap, fishing line, bait bags, and floats.
The second highest cause of water pollution is ship waste. Ships used to take much
garbage with them on their ships and dump them. This was very common until the government
took 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, and
plastic 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 harmed
by 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 and
maintain motor vehicles, electroplate, operate printing and coping equipment, perform dry
cleaning and laundry services, process photographs, operate labs, involve building and construct
roads, provide pest control, preserve wood, and make furniture.
Water pollution doesn’t just effect humans, it affects are whole ecosystem. Birds and
marine life are affected by it. More than fifty species of birds are known to ingest plastic. When
they eat plastic, they feel full, so some of them die of starvation. Algal blooms are another thing
that kills marine life. Algal blooms are sea scum, whale food, and sea sawdust. Algal blooms
are bundles of fine threads, rusty brown, they have a fishy smell, and are common in
August through December.
Water 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 up
we will be in big trouble. Bunches of families dispose of chemicals everyday. It affects us
drastically and we depend on it to be clean.
Right now the government is fining people for illegal dumping. But that is all the
government is doing.
People in cities are organizing water pollution groups. A lot of people are producing
fliers and giving them out. The are asking people to adapt a waterway. In Australia they had a
national clean up day and went out to the ocean and cleaned it up. I think the people are taking
this more seriously than the government.
We need to start cleaning up the water or we will be in big trouble. The government
needs to get active and so does the public.
In some places water pollution is a main concern. The last defense of water pollution is
water treatment. Their are two main reasons for water treatment. The first one is to protect the
public\'s health. The second one is to protect the water quality. Most of the waste water comes
from industries, homes, businesses, storm runoff, ground water, and schools. Also sludge is
being treated to remove some of its water. Then it is further processed by stabilizing,
dewatering, and disposal.
If more effort isn\'t being made the human race will die. Eventually all the water will be
infested and unable to drink out of. We will have no places to bathe or anything. We will have
to do something soon or else we will not make it.