Water Pollution Contamination of water bodies such as lakes
Contamination of water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans is called Water Pollution. This occurs when contaminants are introduced into water bodies. Degradation of aquatic ecosystems occurs when untreated wastewater is introduced into water bodies. This polluted water from waterbodies is used for drinking, bathing and irrigation. This not only affects us but also the organisms living in and drinking from polluted rivers. Water pollution is indicated by the presense of the Coliform bacteria. Contaminants include organic and non-organic substances. Organic water pollutants include Detergents, Food processing waste, Insecticides and herbicides, gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuels, and fuel oil, Lubricants. Inorganic water pollutants include Acidity, Ammonia , Chemical waste, Heavy metals from motor vehicles.