Archive for the ‘Water Pollution’ Category
Ways to Stop Water Pollution
Posted on: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 10:13 pm
One of the major problems which our planet faces in this age is pollution. Water and air pollution are the most alarming factors playing a role in pollution of our ecosystem. If you want, you can stop or control pollution to some extent by doing your bit. Water pollution is caused due to many factors. If you can get to the root of the problem and stop it, then you can save many water bodies and enhance the lives of underwater flora and fauna at the same time.
You should keep in mind never to throw any garbage in water bodies. Water bodies have a natural process called eutrophication which is the process of a water body’s cleansing itself. But if you keep dumping garbage and non recyclable materials and harmful chemical, this process will stop soon. Also make sure that you don’t wash clothes or utensils in water. In many countries people defecate in water bodies which make water toxic over time.
Storm water pollution controls
Posted on: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Storm water pollution has become a major environmental hazard. Storm water may be referred to any form of liquid which comes into existence due to precipitation process. Water derived as a result of snow melting may also be termed as storm water.
After rainfall the ground absorbs the rainwater. However, there is never 100% absorption. Problem arises when a large volume of water remain unabsorbed and therefore flows on the surface of the ground. This water washes away all the dirt and pollutants present on the surface of the earth and thereby result in storm water pollution.
To fight storm water pollution environmentalists have devised many ways:
Storm water harvest: the storm water is not allowed to run freely and therefore pollute the area. This is done by trapping the storm water in an enclosed area.
Infiltration: this is done to allow the water to be absorbed in the ground.