Water Pollution

Water Pollution - Ian Ratliff GISAT 112 Water Pollution...

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Ian Ratliff GISAT 112 Water Pollution Water is the necessity of life. Without it, life cannot continue on this earth, and there are no substitutes for water. It is our most precious resource, covering over seventy percent of the Earth’s surface. Amazingly enough, even armed with this knowledge, humans continue to pollute our lakes, rivers, and even oceans. We are killing organisms all too quickly and harming the future of our green planet. What is water pollution? Simply put, water pollution is the affect on a body of water due to large amounts of material being dumped into it. A body of water is considered polluted if it is unfit for intended use. Pollution can either happen by point source or nonpoint source, more commonly known as directly or indirectly. An example of point source pollution is contaminants being poured directly into a lake. Nonpoint source would be the lake getting affected by environmental changes. A lot of pollution sources contain nitrogen and phosphates, which over
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