Water Resource Plan
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August 15, 2010

Water Resource Plan

The definition of water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater).   Water pollution has an effect on plants, organisms living in the bodies of water.   In many cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities. (Wikipedia)
Water pollution has been suggested to be the leading cause of worldwide deaths and diseases, and is accountable for the deaths of more than 14,000 people daily.   700 million Indians have no access to proper toilets, and 1,000 Indian children die of diarrheal sickness every day.   In addition to the acute problems of water pollution in developing countries, industrialized countries continue to struggle with pollution problems as well.   In a most recent national report on water quality in the United States, forty five percent of assessed stream miles, forty seven percent of assessed lake acres, and thirty two percent of assessed bay and estuarine square miles were classified as polluted.
Water pollution has become an issue because of people polluting our water resources.   People have been dumping chemicals, drugs, garbage, oil and fuel into our lakes, oceans, seas, rivers.   Sewage is a great concern because it is a severe threat to the health of the people, sewage can have bacteria that thrive and live in the dirty water.   Coliform bacteria are a commonly use bacterial indicator of water pollution, although not an actual cause of disease.   Other microorganisms sometimes found in surface waters which have caused human health problems...