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Learn environment pollution & protection with Braimy- B.Sc Agriculture
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  • Water pollution is the presence of harmful materials in water, such as sewage, dissolved metals, waste from farms and factories and crude oil spilled from shipwrecked tankers.
  • Water pollution involves any contaminated water, whether from chemical, particulate, or bacterial matter that degrades the water’s quality and purity.

Causes of water pollution include:

  • Increased sediment from soil erosion
  • Improper waste disposal and littering
  • Leaching of soil pollution into water supplies
  • Organic material decay in water supplies

Effects of water pollution include:

  • decreasing the quantity of drinkable water available,
  • lowering water supplies for crop irrigation, and
  • Impacting fish and wildlife populations that require water of certain purity for survival.
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