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Bobby & Katlyn-Surface Water

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Angela Robinson

on 11 April 2013

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Transcript of Bobby & Katlyn-Surface Water

Bobby & Katlyn STATISTICS What Has Been Done SUGGESTIONS Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans. aquifers, and ground water). Water pollution occurs when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. In the most recent national report on water quality in the United States 45% of assessed lake acres, and 47% of assessed bays and estuarine square miles were classified as polluted. More than 14,000 people die daily because of surface water pollution. The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution.[1] Passed in 1972, the act established the goals of eliminating releases of high amounts of toxic substances into water, eliminating additional water pollution by 1985, and ensuring that surface waters would meet standards necessary for human sports and recreation by 1983 F Pollution of Surface Water PROBLEM Toxic products like paints, automobile oil, polishes, and cleaning products should be stored and disposed off properly.

Refrain from throwing litter into streams, lakes, rivers, or seas. If you do spot litter on beaches or in water systems, after ascertaining that it is safe, collect them and dispose of them in any nearby waste disposal system.

Try using natural fertilizers and pesticides as far as possible, or if not, do not overuse them or over-water gardens and lawns.

Also, actively conserve water by turning the tap off when you do not need running water, such as while brushing teeth. Apart from preventing water shortages, it lessens the amount of water that needs to be treated.
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