William Penn School
Think Quest Junior Team #5728
|Water is one of our most important resources. We drink
it. We wash in it. We cool down in it. We also have fun in
water, but there is a big problem! Pollution! Pollution is
deadly, it kills plants, animals, even us! Pollution also eats away
at the atmosphere.
Oil is one of the most dangerous types of water pollution. Oil covers birds feathers which makes it hard for them to fly. Hundreds of birds die or get seriously sick each year due to pollution. Whales gets oil in their lungs and stomachs from eating oil covered fish, most birds get sick or die from eating the pollutions too. Dolphins get sick or die the same way as the whales. Oil kills millions of plants and animals each year.
||Everyday people carelessly throw thrash into rivers, lakes, streams, and oceans. Soda rings are very dangerous. To people they look harmless, but to fish and birds they are killers. Bird's beaks get caught in soda rings making it hard to breath. These simple plastic rings kill thousands of fish and birds each year. Fish gills get trapped in the soda rings which make it hard to breath. Cans cut fish and birds. Pollution in water is dangerous for plants, animals, and people.|
|Sewage is another major problem. As you know your waste goes down into sewers, but what you may not know is that sometimes waste (not bathroom waste) carelessly pollutes rivers, lakes and streams. Which may cause many people and animals to get sick or even die if they drink the poisonous water. The thing is, humans bring it upon themselves. We have big businesses which need to dump their waste. Most carefully dump it is areas designed to handles this waste, but, some dump it in lakes, oceans, streams and rivers and even into our land. This type of waste is called toxic waste.||
|Underground water is an important source of drinking water. But
people carelessly dump toxic waste on the ground which seeps threw the
ground, goes into the water that is under the ground, some of which
we drink. Some of the contaminated water goes into the oceans, and the
cycle begins. The ocean water is evaporated into the atmosphere so
when it rains, that water, which has toxic pollution in it, falls down
to the ground and the ground sucks it up and goes into the underground
water supply. This is called a cycle or circle, it means that things keep
going and going.
Here is a list of things that cause underground water pollution.
|What can you do to help?