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Water pollution is when waste products or other substance change the physical characteristics of the water.
Areas have the potential to pollute water in many ways. Run off from streets carries oil, rubber, heavy metals, and other contaminants from automobiles.
Some consequences of water pollution are fish die, less oxygen, and less drinking water.
Solution in proves finding sustainable ways for the polluted area to reduce both its dependence on pollutants and the amount of pollutants it produces, and to probably recycle or dispose of pollutants before they contaminate soil.
Preventing pollution in urban areas is often largely a public relations task. People need to be educated about proper ways to dispose of waste. Showing each other where waste goes and the problems it can create in our water sheds is an effective way to get the message across.
Nitrate is another primary form of dissolved nitrogen in natural water. It is a compound of nitrogen in combination with oxygen. Nitrate is highly soluble in water and is stable over a wide range of environmental conditions. It is readily transported in ground water and streams. For people drinking to much nitrate can result in restriction oxygen transport in the blood stream.
The EPA has established a maximum contaminate level nitrate to be 10mg/L in drinking water.
You should call your water agency if your water is not clean or just don’t drink the water.
By reducing the amount of fertilizer being applied to fields and residential lawns, we can reduce the potential for nitrate entering into local water courses after rainstorms.
Point sources are when you now where the pollution starts. Non point sources are when you can’t tell where the pollution starts.
By Jaycie Ryley and Ellie
Article posted November 2, 2009 at 03:50 PM •
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