ways in which underground water can be polluted

Ways of polluting underground water




Ways in which underground water can be polluted

  • Pesticides and herbicides applied to agriculture crop can find their way into underground water through leaching
  • Liquid and solid wastes from septic tanks can contaminate underground water
  • Radioactive waste has high potential of polluting underground water
  • Fertilizers especially nitrate  have harmful effects  to underground water
  • Rainwater can leach pollutants from city dams into underground water supplies

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