Do not throw garbage to the sea, keep it Clean for you and Me.
Dan and I are getting back to the new norm. Upon arrival was a fast weekend, which past right by us. Getting use to a different time change from Mexico and taking three planes back home on Friday took a toll on our bodies. Sleep was needed along with giving our Heckle some caring and loving.
Yesterday I started blogging on another issue that we take for granted the pollution on land which is our sewage problem. Sewage water pollution is a deadly threat to biodiversity. In today's world, sewage water pollution is one of the major problems faced by most cities. This kind of pollution leads to health-related and environmental issues.
“Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.”
Pollution caused by sewage water is one of the major problems in cities the world over. Sewage water is drained off into rivers without treatment. Careless disposal of sewage water leads to creation of a chain of problems like spreading of diseases, eutrophication, and the increase in Biological Oxygen Demand.
Improper handling of waste water is the main reason behind water getting polluted. Sewage is drained off in large quantities to rivers. It slows down the process of dilution of constituents of water; this in turn stagnates the river. It may also result into spread of diseases like diarrhea and typhoid.
Draining off water without treatment is one of the major causes of pollution. Effluents present in sewage water contain innumerable pathogens and harmful chemicals. Detergents released in water contain phosphates and they allow the growth of algae and water hyacinths.
Sewage pollution is not always man-made or the result of human negligence.
There are times when sewage systems receive flows greater than their capacity.
It takes place in times of heavy rains. The excess flow of water results into overflowing of sewage systems; this in turn leads to sewage pollution.
“Environment Is Our Best Friend Which Is Now Getting Polluted. It Is in Our Hands to Protect Our Friend.”
Pathogens present in sewage water are responsible for spreading different kinds of diseases. Stagnant water fosters the growth of mosquitoes, which in turn causes diseases like malaria. Another disease which originates from contaminated water is typhoid. Sewage water may also contain protozoans like Cryptosporium and Giardia. These pathogens pose a great risk to human health.
Therefore, polluted water acts as a host to several pathogenic microbes.
The process of excessive deposition of chemical nutrients in water bodies is termed as eutrophication. It is one of the many problems which have their origin in sewage water pollution. Degradation of the quality of water, reduction in number of fish and increase in biological oxygen demand (BOD) are major effects or consequences of eutrophication. Increase in the concentration of phosphates, nitrates and other chemicals including organic wastes in water bodies causes excessive growth of algae and bacteria. Growth of such organisms is responsible for increase in BOD and thereby, reduction in the number of aquatic creatures.
The growth of native plants is also hampered by excessive algal growth.
“Keep the water crystal clear or your kids will shed a tear.”
Toxins released in rivers through sewage water are consumed by fish and other aquatic organisms; thus, the possibility of toxins entering the food chain increases manifold. It is observed that coral reefs get affected by sewage pollution the world over. The sewage water dumped in oceans can affect the coral reefs to a great extent. The toxins present in polluted water inhibit the growth of corals.
CONFIDENCE IS SILENT 🦋
Good day Monday 😊 a new start. Confidence is silent, insecurities are loud. Enjoy the new beginning of the week 🌻
Water bodies in their natural form contain small amounts of chemical compounds like bicarbonates, nitrates, chlorides and sulfates. Rise in the amount of such compounds may cause many problems. For example, water becomes unsuitable for drinking and irrigation. The Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) present in water should be less than 500 mg/gram for water to be considered potable. Saline water is not considered suitable for irrigation either. Use of such kind of water for agricultural purpose leads to salinization of soil, which in turn causes soil erosion.
“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.”
STUFFED EGGPLANT 🍆
At Sherry's tonight - stuffed eggplant with salad.🍆Recipe will be on tomorrows blog. Yummy!
Until tomorrow, if sewage water is treated before its release into rivers, most problems associated with pollution would be solved.