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Where Does Water Pollution In America Come From

Aug 12, 2008
Have you ever wondered about how many different sources that water pollution in our country comes from? The answer to that is simply, too many. Some sources of water pollution almost seem to be necessary at this point because our society has gotten to the point that we would not know how to live or would find it impossible to go back to living without so many things that industry produces for us. It would seem that there are some things that we are just unwilling to give up until cleaner ways for production can be found even at the expense of harming our water supply to the point of no return.

While manufacturing is a great cause of water pollution especially when pipes of waste water are channeled directly into our rivers and streams, there are other sources of water pollution that are just as bad or even worse. We know that farming and the pesticides that are necessary to grow good crops for consumption contribute greatly to the pollution of ground water and nearby water sources like rivers and streams, but the amount of this same kind of pollution is caused on a huge level by homeowners simply trying to have a better looking lawn.

When you think that almost or as much water pollution comes from maintaining a green lawn so our homes just look better, how important is that really? Is it worth the risk to our water supply just to have greener grass? It is ridiculous when you really think of the damage it is doing all over our country. We have to wise up and fast about such trivial things as a great looking lawn when the cost to our environment is so high.

We have heard of many occasions in the past decades where oil tankers and other large shipping vessels have developed leaks and have caused huge damage to waterways and the oceans. These leaks and spills happen regularly with even smaller water vessels that people use for pleasure activities all the time and have smaller more minor oil or gasoline leaks, but they all add up just the same. These spills and leaks are having a devastating affect on marine and wildlife of all kinds and if we can see how the water pollution affects them, why can we not realize what it will do to us as well?
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