Water Pollution. JUST WHY IS WATER SO IMPORTANT??? . Water should be one of our most precious resources… but why?. Our bodies are made up of 66% water We must have water to survive We can live weeks without food but only a FEW DAYS WITHOUT WATER. The Earth’s Water.
JUST WHY IS WATER SO IMPORTANT???
One person uses about 80-100 gallons of water every day! That’s a lot of H2O!
Water POLLUTION is putting things in the water that do not belong. Water pollution begins in our homes. When we wash our hands, brush our teeth, or do laundry, we are polluting the water. Once all that toothpaste and soap you just used to clean your teeth, hands, body and clothes spirals down the drain, it becomes WASTEWATER.
The wastewater travels through pipes called a sewer system. The sewer system brings the wastewater from your home to the Sanitation District No. 1’s Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Treatment Plant’s job is to SANITIZE , or clean the wastewater that just left your home.
The wastewater goes through 3 stages of treatment: chemical, biological, and physical.
The once wastewater has been through three steps of treatment and is now safe to be returned to the Ohio River.