Advocacy Campaign Against Water Pollution

Advocacy Campaign Against Water Pollution

What is water pollution? Water pollution is one of the big distraction in our society. Our campaign is all about minimizing the effect of it.Stop water pollution! Remind everyone how important it is to keep our water clean.Our Water Pollution posters can be used as-is, customized or we’ll create a new design for you.

When we think of Earth’s water resources, we think of huge oceans, lakes, and rivers. Water resources like these are called surface waters. The most obvious type of water pollution affects surface waters. For example, a spill from an oil tanker creates an oil slick that can affect a vast area of the ocean.

Not all of Earth’s water sits on its surface, however. A great deal of water is held in underground rock structures known as aquifers, which we cannot see and seldom think about. Water stored underground in aquifers is known as groundwater. Aquifers feed our rivers and supply much of our drinking water. They too can become polluted, for example, when weed killers used in people’s gardens drain into the ground. Groundwater pollution is much less obvious than surface-water pollution, but is no less of a problem. In 1996, a study in Iowa in the United States found that over half the state’s groundwater wells were contaminated with weed killers.

Surface waters and groundwater are the two types of water resources that pollution affects. There are also two different ways in which pollution can occur. If pollution comes from a single location, such as a discharge pipe attached to a factory, it is known as point-source pollution. Other examples of point source pollution include an oil spill from a tanker, a discharge from a smoke stack (factory chimney), or someone pouring oil from their car down a drain. A great deal of water pollution happens not from one single source but from many different scattered sources. This is called non point-source pollution.

By knowing its effects it really give me a chill feeling. I’m afraid of what will happen in the future if we continue this kind of habits and work. Its not too late for us to change and to do good things to save our mother earth.

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