Friday, June 14, 2013

What causes the pollution of drinking water?



No matter where we are, there will always be worries about the pollution of our drinking water. These issues have always been haunting all of us, as we need water to survive. Firstly, what is pollution of drinking water? Adapted from Oxford dictionary, “Pollution is the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects while drinking water is the water pure enough for drinking. Consequently, several causes have been identified by the authorities as the main culprits that cause the pollution of our drinking water through the farming sector. One of the causes from the farming sector is the released of organic waste by livestock. Animal waste released into the rivers or other water sources contains disease-causing pathogens, such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Cryptosporidium, causing our water to be poisonous. 

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