Americans can use approximately 40 gallons of water daily. If we were to take into account the water that is used for industries, businesses and institutions, the average gallons used per day would soar to 650 gallons. The chart below will show our domestic, purpose that water serves (Lenntech, 2008):
Comprising over 70% of the Earth’s surface, water is undoubtedly the most precious natural resource that exists on our planet. Without the seemingly invaluable compound comprised of hydrogen and oxygen, life on Earth would be nonexistent: it is essential for everything on our planet to grow and prosper. Although we as humans recognize this fact, we disregard it by polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans. Subsequently, we are slowly but surely harming our planet to the point where organisms are dying at a very alarming rate. In addition to innocent organisms dying off, our drinking water has become greatly affected as is our ability to use water for recreational purposes. In order to combat water pollution, we must understand the problems and become part of the solution. (Kifferstein & Krantz, n.d., para. 1)
There are three categories of water resource problems, too much water, too little water, and poor-quality water. When a river’s discharge cannot be... [continues]
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