The Effects Of Drinking Water On The Water Quality Of A Community

1044 Words Dec 9th, 2016 5 Pages
When we think of our water, we expect it to be safe for drinking, recreation, hygiene, and other uses. Yet human activities related to different land-management practices can have an impact on the water quality of a community. Water of poor quality can cause disease outbreaks and it can contribute to background rates of disease manifesting themselves on different time scales. Drinking water quality is an important public health issue, so state and local officials closely monitor for contaminants and work together to protect water quality. Natural waters contain impurities. Most impurities are harmless. However, drinking water that has certain levels of micro-organisms, minerals, man-made chemicals, or naturally-occurring pollutions can be harmful to your health. Even turf grass lawns restrict water flow into the ground and actually become nearly as impervious as paved surfaces because of turf grass’s densely-matted root structure.

Water is life, and life on earth is linked to water. Our existence is dependent on water, or the lack of it, in many ways, and one could say that our whole civilization is built on the use of water. Farming and the development of settlements lead to the beginning of the problem that faces mankind today – how to get drinkable water for humans and cattle and how to manage the waste we produce. The availability of water in large quantities has been considered an essential part of civilization throughout the different periods: Roman baths needed a lot…

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