Almost every country in this world has some areas, which suffer from the dreadful problem of water pollution. The definition of water pollution is pretty simple; water which is 'contaminated or unfit for use'. Yes, technology has given almost everything we needed to make our life better, but it has made this world a dark place to live in. The planet is filled with industrial wastes and the worst sufferers are us humans, who are the creators of this technological garbage. Many of us have realize the harmful effects of pollution on our lives and are trying every bit to make sure it gets cured. A single person can't stop the big corporate giants, but efforts can be undertaken to ensure the end of pollution from your home.
Water is a very valuable source for human use. We all know that without water nothing will survive, and so usable water should always be kept clean and usable. The problem of unhygienic water has caused a lot of health issues in many parts of the world. Every year more than 2 million children die all around the world because of drinking contaminated water. However, there are simple ways through which water pollution can be prevented to a larger extent.
Preventing Water Pollution at Home
Do you know 70% of our planet is covered by water and out of that only 1% is fit for the usage of mankind. When you take in consideration all the natural disasters affecting mankind, this number decreases even further. To make sure we have enough usable water for our future generations, it is important that we find a way to make sure that the existing water sources don't become unusable. Let's start with our own home; apply the following ideas and encourage the practice of clean and hygienic water.
- Make sure you flush liquid waste down the drain. Liquid wastes are extremely dangerous for humans and if they get mixed with water bodies like lakes and streams, they can be extremely harmful for marine animals. Throw away the liquid waste by properly flushing it down the drain which will lead it to the water treatment plants for better recycling. You can also inquire about which liquid waste should be drained from the kitchen sink.
- Limit the usage of water. This may sound very simple to many people but most of them don't know how to follow it. By minimizing the amount of water you use, you will also limit the usage of water which goes down the drain. You can save water by using the shower and not taking a bath-tub. Turn the water off when you're brushing your teeth and use the required quantity of water for your lawn.
- Be careful when it comes to car maintenance. Car motor oil is very toxic and it can be very dangerous if its allowed to run through drainage pipes and sewers, even car cleaning chemicals, for that matter, are very harmful for water. Make sure you use organic products as far as possible. If you are applying a chemical based cleaner to your car, make sure to collect all the waste in a bucket and then dump it down the drain. If you want to help out more, you can seek the help of the local recycling department.
- Use natural fertilizers and pesticides and stay away from chemical products as they can run off into nearby water bodies contaminating it. Make sure you use natural pesticides and insecticides which are made of organic products.
- Avoid littering in water bodies and if you really feel you can bring in a change, form a support group of friends and family and start cleaning beaches, and other water bodies. This can attract a lot of attention and many people would soon join your struggle.
I hope now you understand how to prevent water pollution at home. Water pollution is not just a problem in the United States, it's a global problem and we can all definitely be a part of the solution by doing our bit.