What is potable water?
Potable water also referred to as drinking water, in regards to its prospective purpose. This is water, which is clean and pure free from any kind of contaminants. Naturally occurring potable water is very scarce such as the pristine springs. Therefore, water treatment is inevitable in order to obtain safe water for drinking.
Although rainwater could be classified as potable, it has been proven that it picks contaminants from the atmosphere during the downpour thus cannot be counted as pure water although it may appear clear and clean. However, the safety of any potable water can only be ascertained through testing, which is particularly done to assess the water to find out if it contains any potentially harmful contaminants.
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Establishing sources of water contamination helps protect natural water sources.
There are numerous sources of water pollution that can be put into two categories namely; direct and indirect contaminant sources.
Direct water contaminant sources.
Industrialization, being a direct contaminant source, comprises the major source of water contaminant sources. This includes effluents from refineries, waste treatment plants and factories, which are channeled into rivers and streams or lakes. Once these effluents are emitted into water sources, they contaminate them with varied toxic fluids and substances such as chemicals and heavy metals. Although these practices are strictly regulated in America, these contaminants still find their way into water sources and pollution becomes inevitable.
Indirect water contaminant sources.
Indirect water contaminants include toxic gases released into the air from factories, automobiles and other machineries, which contaminates rainwater during storms. Also, leaching of contaminants such as insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers and inappropriately disposed industrial wastes, which also can reach water sources if swept by runoffs during rains are classified as indirect contaminant sources. These contaminants leach through ground waters soil into neighboring lakes, streams and hence contaminating them. These contaminants include human waste too and improperly disposed dead infested animals.
Indirect contaminants include; radioactive, organic/inorganic and acid/base substances which are toxic to both man, animals and plants alike. These contaminants have varied effects on the ecosystem and much worse on human health.
Effects of water pollution.
Water is considered as the least toxic substance and the second most essential necessity for human survival after oxygen. On the other hand, water can be considered toxic if it contains toxic substances of which can equally result in adverse health conditions. However, the effects of contaminated water may take a long time to manifest owing to the fact that toxins accumulates in the body for over a long period of time and their effects are gradual. Dangerous chemicals and heavy metals are among the most dangerous toxic materials, which can be found in water. The effects of these contaminants can result in adverse health conditions such as cancer. Cancer is not only a devastating condition but an expensive one to deal with too.
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