Essay on Missouri and Water Pollution
Action needs to be taken to reduce water pollution in Missouri for the sake of health, cost, and the preservation of wildlife. In a recent conservation Survey 97% of Missourians voted water pollution as the number concern in conservational issues.
Why are so many Missourians concerned about water pollution? 2.5 million Missouri residents rely on streams for drinking water. Water treatment and cleansing is not a cheap process, it is expensive and comes out of the pockets of Missouri citizens. When more money is spent on water treatment and cleansing it is safe to drink the higher the water bills go up, causing the residents of Missouri to pay more.
Not only is the issue the cost but the health risks …show more content…
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Insects and Plants also play an important part in the wildlife habitats and are affected greatly by water pollution. Plants provide fish and other aquatic animals with shelter and oxygen. The plants are also a food source for some fish, insects, and other animals. Insects also provide fish and other