Everyone knows that to survive you need water. What everyone does not know is that what is being put into the water that we drink, that we swim in, and the water that we use for everyday activities has made it unsafe for everything that needs it to survive, plants, animals, and even humans. To sum it up our planet and everything in to can not survive without water. Many states have water that is very unsafe to drink and has made a lot of people very sick. Without water plants will die, animals will die and so will people. So the big question is why are we doing this to the most important thing in the world? Look at it this way, the one thing in this world that every living thing needs to survive is being taken advantage of only because it has always been there. In this paper I plan on informing people of the issues that have and still are taking place in our world, and I plan on informing everyone of a solution to prevent this issues from continuing. “Although Earth has plenty of water, about 97% of it is salty and not consumable by most terrestrial organisms.” “Water experts predict the in 2025; more than one-third of the human population will live in areas where there isn’t enough fresh water for drinking and irrigation.” (Environmental Science. (2007)(Chapter 10)(p. 236). Thinking about the future and realizing the there will not be enough drinking water for the human population is a very frightening thing. So what is the cause of our fresh water supply and why is it becoming such an issue in maintaining it? Water pollution is a number of different things being put into our water. It can come from a number of different sources and can affect many different things, point-source pollution is when pollution is caused by only one thing, and non-point source pollution is caused by a number of polluting materials. Non-point source is very hard to maintain because there are so many different sources that has caused it. Many times water
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