Water is an important element of the human environment it is essential for human and plant life. It is next to air. Water can be polluted in many ways. Farmers use chemical fertilizers and insecticide in their fields to grow more food. The rain and floods wash away some of the chemicals. They mix with river water, canal water and pond water. Mills and factories pollute water by throwing the waste materials and unsold products into the rivers and canals. Steamers, motor launches and even sailboats can pollute water by throwing oil, food waste and human waste into the rivers and canals. Unsanitary latrines in the countryside standing on the banks of the rivers and canals also pollute water. The wastes of drains ruining into the rivers and canals cause water pollution. Clean water is safe for use and polluted water is harmful to man. So, all of us should drink clean water for healthy living.
- Answer the following questions to form a continuous paragraph. (100 words)
- How do men pollute water?
- How do farmers pollute water?
- How do mills and factories pollute water?
- What are other sources of water pollution?
- How can we minimize water pollution?
Answer: Water pollution means contamination of surface and drinking water to the extent that they harmful to use. Men pollute water by discharging domestic and industrial wastage, waste and filth, poisonous chemical and corrosives. Mills and factories throw their chemical wastes into rivers and canals and pollute water. Farmers use pesticides and chemical fertilizers which are washed out by the rain and flood pollute the water. Pilfering of oil from water vehicles, dead bodies and rotten debris of animals and plants, germs of diseases, etc. pollute water. Through proper management of wastes, we can minimize water pollution. People should also be made aware of the ways and means to keep water pure and clean and not polluted.