Water: Our most valuable asset!
Our country is abusing our privilege of water through Industrial & Biological waste.
Water is more and more becoming a scarce resource. And not just any water; clean, fresh and non-toxic drinking water is what the world needs.
Changes in water quality occur naturally along the length of a river, however, these changes may be significantly influenced by human activities. Industries, agriculture and urban settlements produced nutrient concentrates (sewage effluent and fertilisers) and toxic substances (poisonous pollutants) which can affect water quality.
Water quality is defined as water, which is safe, drinkable and appealing to all life on earth. It should contain no chemical or radioactive substance that is harmful to the health of any life. It should be free of disease-causing organisms and stable in terms of corrosion or scaling. Polluted water is water that is not safe and not healthy for people and animals to drink or to wash in. Polluted water is particularly dangerous to water plants and animals. Polluted water is also particularly dangerous to people who get their water directly from a river or dam. In South Africa the scarce fresh water is decreasing in quality because of an increase in pollution and the destruction of river catchments, caused by urbanisation, deforestation, damming of rivers, destruction of wetlands, industry, mining, agriculture, energy use, and accidental water pollution. As the human population increases, there is an increase in pollution and catchment destruction.
CAUSES OF WATER POLLUTION:
- Destruction of Wetlands
- Accidental Water Pollution
SUBSTANCES CAUSING POLLUTION IN RIVERS:
Possible Poisonous Chemicals in River Water
- Heavy Metals
- Problem Products
- Chlorine and Detergents
- Fertilisers and Sewage
- Water Pollution and Disease
Pollution can enter the ocean directly. Sewage or polluting substances flow through sewage, rivers, or drainages directly into the ocean. This is often how minerals and substances from mining camps find their way into the ocean.
The release of other chemical nutrients into the ocean’s ecosystem leads to reductions in oxygen levels, the decay of plant life, a severe decline in the quality of the seawater itself. As a result, all levels of oceanic life, plants and animals, are highly affected.
We have a few alternatives to help improve water pollution:
- Wastewater Treatment Plants
- Water Purification Plants
- Containerised Sewage Treatment Plants
- Containerised Water Treatment Plants
- Reverse Osmosis Filter System
Water pollution prevention
- Green Agriculture
- Stormwater Management
- Air Pollution Prevention
- Plastic Waste Reduction
- Water Conservation