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The Path of Water
Transcript of The Path of Water
The main stem of the Huron River is approximately 136 miles long
Industrial wastes are commonly discharged to rivers and the sea in this way.
In farming areas non-point sources of pollution include pesticides, fertilizers, animal manure and soil washed into streams in rainfall run-off.
In our urban areas rainfall run-off as stormwater is one of the major nonpoint sources of pollution
Point Source Pollution
Point source pollution is pollution that comes from a definite source
If you can "point" to it, it's point-source pollution.
Point Source vs. Non-point Source Pollution
Non- Point Source Pollution
Non-point source pollution is pollution that does not come from a definite source
If you cannot determine its origin, then it is non-point source.
High risk point source waste discharges are regulated by EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency
A fancy way of saying "take responsibility for".
Everyone is dependent on water. When they use it, they leave a "footprint". These footprints need to be monitored; they gives us an idea of how water is being used or abused. Can you think of ways to monitor your footprint?
The EPA sets standards to help regulate the water footprint left by businesses and those cleaning the water. The water quality standards extend to water treatment (sewage and drinking water) and waste water from businesses.
an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress
What is potable water?
Pronounced "pot (long o)-able, it is water that is safe enough to drink.
To much of anything is not good.
The key to a healthy aquatic ecosystem is
The Path of Water
Stewardship, Monitoring, and Consequences