FC: Water Pollution in Our Lakes...
1: Created By: Paula LaRich EDTECH 541
3: What is Water Pollution? | Water Pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, oceans, rivers, aquatic and groundwater)
4: When Does Water Pollution Occur? | Water pollution occurs when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.
7: How Lake Water Quality Affects You - Wherever You Live... | Poor water quality costs you. Polluted water often costs more to treat and can result in higher water bills. People don't want to live or recreate near polluted water. Pollution can also impact fish and aquatic wildlife. Protecting our lakes maintains our economy and our quality of life.
9: 5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Water Pollution... | 1. Use Less Water - This might sound simplistic, but decreasing your water consumption is one of the keys to minimizing water pollution. By reducing the amount of water you use, you will reduce the amount of water that flows into sewage treatment systems.
11: 2. Use environmentally-friendly household products | Do not use household products that contain chemicals. Instead, use green products, like biodegradable soap and all-natural toiletries. To clean your house, stop using bleach and chemical cleaners and use vinegar instead.
13: 3. Apply natural pesticides and fertilizers | The use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers leads to water pollution because contaminated water seeps into ground water and runs off into nearby water sources. Natural pesticides that you can use include insecticidal soap. Natural fertilizers include wood ash, grass clippings, and animal manure.
15: 4. Don’t litter | Avoid littering in rivers, lakes, and oceans. If you are really feeling motivated, gather a group of friends and family members to clean up litter on the beach and near other bodies of water. Make sure that you dispose of the litter in an appropriate waste disposal area.
17: 5. Dispose of toxic products with care | Make sure to dispose of toxic products, such as paints, solvents, and polishes, in the proper area. Do not pour them down your drain. Better yet, avoid toxic products altogether and use environmentally friendly products instead.