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Water Pollution Solutions

This planet of ours is made up of around 70 percent water, and at first glance this looks like a resource that could not possibly be in short supply. Before we all start cheering lets dig a bit deeper into the numbers. It is time for some water pollution solutions.

Out of the roughly 326 million trillion gallons available, only about 2 percent is fresh water. the rest is salt water and unfit for human consumption.

Considering the human body is made up of about 65 percent water, and only 2 percent is drinkable, all of a sudden the outlook begins to look a bit less favorable.

One would have a hard time finding water anyplace on this planet that has not felt the effects of mans wastes.

What is water pollution?

There are many forms of water pollution. Some may be from natural causes but the majority is man made. Here are just a few ways we have been polluting our water.

  • Chemical run off from farming
  • Industrial waste dumping into our water systems
  • Improper disposal of motor oils, anti freeze, etc...
  • Washing our vehicles and watering our lawns filled with chemicals to help keep them pretty
  • Pharmaceutical wastes

These are just a few of the many ways we have been polluting the very liquid that keeps us alive.

There are ways we can combat this. One way is educating people on the importance of keeping our water free from contamination. This all takes time but if we all start today we can turn this around.

How can I help?

One way to help get the message out is to support the efforts of the people and groups that are bringing this to the public's attention. Take action and when you see someone polluting our water help by educating them or at least reporting the violations to the proper authorities.

This is a serious matter that does need immediate attention.

How do I clean up my personal water?

The best and only way to assure you have the cleanest possible drinking, cooking and bathing water is to have a multi stage water purification system installed in your home. The amount of contaminants in today's water are too many to just ignore and are responsible for many short and long term illnesses today.

There are also portable systems that a person can take with them that will work on water right out of a pond or stream. One never has to be without clean water!

Remember, carbon screw on tap and shower filters and pitchers you buy at your local store are not effective on many contaminants and the only way to make sure you are getting your moneys worth is to go multi stage.

I hope this helps spread the word on how serious our water supply has become. Lets all pitch in and start the healing process today!

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Being a fisherman I am always concerned with the run off of agricultural chemicals and slurry from fields into the waterways. We are always seeing farmers being prosecuted for contamination but we can't just blame them, we all need to wise up and be careful when disposing any harmful materials. Nice article Shawn!

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  about 8 years ago

I agree Mark. We have a lot of run off here in the Midwest.

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  about 8 years ago

Great article Shawn. You are dead on that if we don't start now we face ultimate disaster. The level of pollution of all the water systems including the oceans is frightening! Even the stuff falling out of the sky after going through a natural purification process is full of acid when it hits the ground.

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  about 8 years ago

It sure is. I am just hoping we as a whole in this world can start giving attention and worrying about the real issues we are going to be facing. Thanks for commenting!

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  about 8 years ago

This is becoming a bigger and bigger issue. I dont think people realize we could be fighting over water soon. Great article:)

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  about 8 years ago

I agree Wayne. And you think fighting over religion is bad, just wait and see how brutal people can be when their life is depending on having water. Not a good picture. thanks for stopping by!

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  about 8 years ago
Golfspice  

Good article Shawn - water is indeed a precious resource that we should take good care of.

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  about 8 years ago

I agree. Just a moment a day to remind us to be conservative and more green minded will help a whole lot.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks for bringing this up for us to think about, Shawn

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  about 8 years ago

We all sometimes find things so easy to take for granted till they are in short supply. Thanks for reading!

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  about 8 years ago

Water, what a beautiful substance it is. Try describing it to someone imagining they've never seen it:) The government does their part to get it to us at our homes in as clean a state as possible while doing so at a price we can afford. That's their job done and we must be grateful I think for that. Once we have the water it's over to each of us to treat it with respect, get it as filtered as we can, use it wisely, recycle wherever possible. Find ways to trap water in the garden with ponds and bogs. Permaculture principles are very useful in this. Nice article Shawn. Rob G:)

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  about 8 years ago

Rob you are so spot on. Thanks for the words of wisdom.

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  about 8 years ago
David 2  

Do you mean that the water treatment at the public water station is not enough? Then why don't the government do something about it for the sake of those majority who cannot afford to treat their water privately?

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  about 8 years ago

Too expensive. to truly purify the water would drive taxes sky high. The standards they go by and what you really should have are different. Remember, these are people who put Fluoride in your water because they say it is good for you. Is it? Big debate on that one. I feel every home needs a filter system, and sooner than later. It can be an expense that one should plan for.

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  about 8 years ago
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