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Running head: CAUSES OF WATER POLLUTION Causes of Water Pollution Name Institution 1 CAUSES OF WATER POLLUTION 2 Causes of Water Pollution According to most people, water is essentially life. With about seventy percent of the world covered by water, it comprises one of the most noteworthy assets to humans. Water is essential since it serves practically all human wants, tasks and procedures (Arefin & Mallik, 2018). Water is a crucial component to household services as well as to the industrial and mechanical services. Despite the significant importance of water to humans, water pollution continues to be a significant challenge facing the viability of water on earth. The wastes the runs from the drifting plastics and synthetic wastes are invading water bodies to transform them into pools of toxins. Water pollution is the contamination of water from pollutants discharged from various quarters into the water body to reduce the water's viability to human use (Ahmed & Ismail, 2018). Water pollution is harmful, particularly due to the threat it poses to the environment and human lives. Human activities affect the viability of water bodies. One of the most significant contributors to water pollution is the release of household, mechanical, and civil wastes into water bodies. The uncontrolled and unpredictable release of such wastes into the water bodies pollutes the water that humans would want to use later. Research estimates about two million tons of sewage along with other effluents find their way into the water bodies every day in the world (Arefin & Mallik, 2018). Some of the people release the waste unconscious of the damage that it would do to the water bodies and its aquatic life. The released sewage and other effluents contain harmful chemicals and bacteria that damage the viability of the water, which could cause severe health problems to individuals using the water. Industrial waste is another primary contributor to water pollution. Industrial wastes contain high amounts of toxic chemicals that are harmful to water bodies. In China, for instance, rapid industrialization and urbanization have increased the number of wastes CAUSES OF WATER POLLUTION 3 generated from industries without proper disposal channels. The adoption of ineffective technologies by the family-based workshops in China contributed to the generation of significant amounts of industrial wastes without proper disposal channels (Hu & Cheng, 2013). It, therefore, means that most of the wastes found their way in the water bodies since they comprised the easiest and the convenient way of dumping wastes to most of the developed workshops. Regarding urbanization, China experienced significant migration of people into urban areas in the past few decades, which prompted the increment in water consumption in urban areas (Hu & Cheng, 2013). Increased water consumption means increased wastewater, which is disposed into water bodies. Sewage disposal is a major issue to most countries because of the growing population that increases the level of sewage without the right plans to dispose or recycle the sewage. The high expenses of establishing recycling facilities mean most of the sewage is released to the environment, which sees the rise of other medical conditions among the people. Agricultural land use is another contributor to water pollution. Intensification of agricultural practices by farmers and the use of agricultural chemicals have increased the level of chemicals that find their way into the water. Farmers are currently eager to improve food production, thus continuously cultivating their land and using chemicals. Continuous cultivation increases the susceptibility of the land to erosion (Garg, 2012). Erosion carries the soil and chemicals to water bodies, thus polluting the water. The need to cope up with the growing population and demand for food means farmers have to utilize the small land they have to produce the much they can produce every year. Other than agricultural practices, deforestation contributes to water pollution (Inyinbor et al., 2018). Deforestation strips the soil of the vegetative cover, thus making it prone to soil erosion. Oil is another source of water pollution. Oil spillage from land and large water bodies during transit affects the quality of water. Oil spillage does reduce not only the quality of CAUSES OF WATER POLLUTION 4 water but also affect the animals and plants living in the water. Oil affects the aquatic life since it covers the top of the water, thus hampering the full flow of air into and out of the water. It, therefore, kills the organisms that live in water. The threat posed by water pollution necessitates the establishment of the right measures to curb the growing rate of pollution and provide the people with fresh water to sustain themselves. Admittedly, water pollution has been a major issue to most countries because of the rising population, intensification of agricultural practices, and increased urbanization and industrial growth. Industrial effluents from industries dispose of significant amounts of waste into water bodies. Urbanization has increased the number of people in urban areas, which has prompted increased water consumption and its associated wastes. Agricultural practices have also contributed to the rise of water pollution. The need to produce enough food to meet the growing population has increased agricultural activities that have made the land viable to soil erosion. The increasing cases of water pollution require the establishment of sewage treatment plants to reduce the number of wastes disposed into water bodies. The reduction of wastes ensures that people can access freshwater. CAUSES OF WATER POLLUTION 5 References Ahmed, S., & Ismail, S. (2018). Water pollution and its sources, effects & management: a Case Study of Delhi. International Journal of Current Advanced Research, 7(2), 10436-10442. Arefin, M. A., & Mallik, A. (2018). Sources and causes of water pollution in Bangladesh: A technical overview. Bibechana, 15, 97-112. Garg, M. (2012). Water pollution in India: causes and remedies. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, 2(6), 555-567. Hu, Y., & Cheng, H. (2013). Water pollution during China's industrial transition. Environmental Development, 8, 57-73. Inyinbor , A. A., Adebesin, B. O., Oluyori, A. P., Adelani, A. T., Dada, A. O., & Oreofe, T. A. (2018). Water pollution: effects, prevention, and climatic impact. Water Challenges of an Urbanizing World, 33. Causes of Water Pollution – Outline I. Introduction A. Water pollution II. Causes of water pollution A. Household wastes B. Industrial waste C. Agricultural land use D. Oil spillage III. Conclusion
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Causes of Water Pollution


❖Water is a crucial aspect in people’s live. Generally, an individual’s body is
made up of 90% of water.

❖Despite the significance accorded to water, globally, water pollution is among
the challenges that environmentalists face when trying to advocate for safe
water for drinking and cleaning.

❖Water pollution refers to the contamination of water from diverse

❖Water pollution includes introduction of harmful elements in water bodies.
❖In the recent century, many people have shared diverse solutions to water
pollution that includes use of safe chemicals that do not contaminate water.

❖Addressing water pollution is purposeful because it acts as a factor that
prevents the environment from being contaminated as well.

❖Further, solving issues related to ...

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