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Science Water Treatment & Sewage Treatment Part 2

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S: Water & Sewage Treatment

FC: Bad sewage treatments could lead to things like leaks, which could result in pollution to the lakes. For example, if there is a leak, then it can cause the waste and chemicals to spread everywhere into the ocean or lake, effecting plant and animal life. On the right and bottom are pictures of the San Diego Spill, caused by a blackout. As a result, the spill led to spoiled food in the supermarket, and therefore, people got sick. Beaches were closed and most of the coastline was closed. | More short term effects would be stinking up the place. In addition, it can make people and animals temporarily sick. A spill could to a lake or river would mean there'd be heavy amounts of chemicals and bacteria. In the spill in San Diego, the | Short Term Effects With Sewage Treatment | citizens reported saying that the water was murky and dark brown. | Samples were taken, and the water had almost no oxygen, causing most of the fish to die.

1: Long term effects with Sewage Treatment | Bad sewage treatment could have many impacts on the environment. A sewage spill could permanently kill off the animals and plants in the area. | After a sewage spill, lots of bacteria and viruses are left in the water, and they can cause diseases. | Since sewage spills give off an unpleasent smell, it could give people who pass by the area everyday diseases and sicknesses.

2: Short and Long Term Effects With Water Treatment | Examples of short term effects are that humans could get sick from badly treated water. They could experience different symptoms, such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, etc. You wouldn't know that the water is contaminated, so you would keep drinking it, which would make things worse. Some people might think it would get rid of their symptoms. | Long term effects would be sicknesses and diseases that you don't get better from, and even death. For example , in Milwaukee, there were 104 deaths, and in the Walkerton tragedy, there were 7 deaths. A child in Milwaukee had constant diarrhea and vomiting for his life.

3: Effect on Wildlife and People | Water treatment would mainly effect people, because wild life doesn't drink tap water in your house anyway. As mentioned in the previous page, bad water treatment leads to sicknesses and diseases, and could eventually lead to death. | Sewage treatment would mainly effect wildlife. If sewage treatment is treated badly, it mainly has effect on wildlife habitat. For example, if an sewage spill occurs, most fish and animals living in the water die, because of the amount of chemicals contaminated in the water. | However, it could also have effect on the people passing by that live in the area. If there is a spill, it usually stinks up the place, and people living there would have to breathe it in everyday, which also wouldn't be good for your health. In addition, plants in the water would die because of the loss of nutrients. If there was a leak, both plants and animals would die because of the lack of oxygen in the water anyways..

4: How safe is Water and Sewage Treatment? | In my opinion, sewage treatment is quite dangerous, considering how much leaks and spills that had occurred. | I think water treatment is dangerous too, because there has been many disasters and deaths from bad water treatment. People wouldn't be able to know if the water is contaminated or not, because you can't see the bacteria and germs with the naked eye, so people can keep drinking it and drinking it.

5: Concerns with disposing | When sewage water is filtered, the waste is taken and buried or burned. Then, it goes to a pool with the heavier substances settling to the bottom. The substances are dumped to the landfills. The waste is dried and then sometimes sold as fertilizers. | In Sewage Treatment | Concerns with disposing would be filling up the landfill until there'd be no more space for it. One day there could be no more space underground or in the landfills for sewage and waste, which wouldn't be such a big problem, because they can burn it or use it as fertilizers for soil.

6: Real Life Events With Sewage & Water Treatment | A sewage spill occurred in recently in Hawaii, and raw sewage hit the Kalapaki Beach and Kawa Stream. Beaches were closed. 400,000 to 500,000 gallons of sewage flowed into the water. | In 1994, Milwaukee had a water disaster. The water was contaminated with cryptosporidium, and many citizens got sick. There were 104 deaths, and 400000 cases of sickness. The people suffered nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.


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  • Title: Science Water Treatment & Sewage Treatment Part 2
  • From your house~to the lake~and back to you
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