9 CAUSES WATER POLLUTION




Water pollution is the addition of unwanted substance to the sources of water example River, Lake, Ocean, Dams, Swamp  

CAUSES OF WATER POLLUTION.

  • Mining activities, due to the exploitation of minerals when rain falls it sweeps the soil to the source of water resulting in pollution.
  • Disposal of untreated sewage (effluent) into the water bodies from various sources e.g. Industrial wastes or domestic wastes.
  • Dumping of waste from the industries into the water bodies from various sources e.g. industrial waste.




  • Oil spills from the leaking oil containers of pipes during the transportation of such raw materials
  • Some chemicals and other waste from the farms can get into the water bodies through the surface run-off.
  • Volcanic eruption, Eruption of magma on the surface could lead to water pollution because it can flow to the source of water.
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  • Testing of bombs.
  • Wind
  • Use of chemicals by fishermen

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