Pollution Of Water Pollution

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Pollution is the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment it can cause health problems for all living organisms. Also pollution is contamination of air, water, or soil by substances that are harmful to living organisms. Pollution can also occur naturally, for example through volcanic eruption and fires. Water pollution decreases water quality which makes it harmful for people and it can’t be used drinking, irrigation, and recreation. Also it 's harmful for organism that live in water and other organisms that use water. Point source pollution is one way water can be polluted. Point source pollution is when the pollution come from one single location. Non-point pollution is another way water can be polluted. Non-point …show more content…
Physical parameters studies that conducted were temperature, stream velocity, flow, Conductivity. The temperature was 11.3 at the Dike and 11.0 at Center Grove Road (CGR). The temperature was high this year compared to the last couple of years because there wasn’t much snow. The Dissolved Oxygen (DO) levels are nearly the same with the dike at 10.5 and the CGR at 10.8. Since the DO levels are high in both areas, they are better for support aquatic life in them. The conductivity levels were higher than the average the dike was at 461 as the CGR was 353. The Dike seems always has more conductivity compared to the the CGR which could mean that the soil at the Dike has more minerals and salts in its area. The flow of the Dike is 1.07 and the CGR is 2.3. The velocity of the Dike is .33 and the CGR is .43. The Flow and velocity of the streams go together because when the flow is low so is the velocity. The CGR tends to always flow and have a high velocity than the dike. The Chemical parameters that were conducted were pH, Alkalinity, phosphate, ammonia, and nitrate. The PH levels at the Dike are 6.9 and the CGR was a 7. The streams are neutral on the pH and are more optimal for organisms. The alkalinity of the two streams have dropped compared to the average of all the years 9 mg/L at the dike and 16 mg/L at CGR. If a body of water has very little buffering material (low alkalinity), it is very susceptible to changes in pH (Western U.P.). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has since adopted the 10 mg/L standard as the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for nitrate-nitrogen and 1 mg/L for nitrite-nitrogen for regulated public water systems (Oram 2014).The levels of nitrate in Streams 10.6 for the dike and 13.6 at the CGR which means the this water is unacceptable drinking water. Total P > 0.03 ppm will increase plant growth and

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