CAUSES WATER POLLUTION IN JAMAICA

CAUSES WATER POLLUTION IN JAMAICA

Water pollution is the addition of unwanted substances 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.
  • Wind
  • Use of chemicals by fishermen
  • Improper disposal of radio active wastes
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