Essay on Water Pollution And Water Shortages

1349 Words Nov 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Water pollution and water shortages are starting to be detrimental to Jamaica. Plenty of rainfall occurs in Jamaica to the point where water shortages should not be happening. The problem is, Jamaica lacks a water policy and there are only a few wastewater treatment plants for the reuse of water. No proper management of industries means that they will dump their waste into waterways at their own free will. Due to this, people are not getting access to enough safe and clean water.
The causes of water pollution are surprisingly plentiful. The absolute main cause of water pollution is the lack of enforcement. There are little to no laws restricting industries on what is allowed for the industries to dump into the waterways. One law in place states that industries, in some parts of Jamaica, must clean their water waste before dumping into the waterways. Most of the industries are not following this law because the law is not being enforced and the cost to them would be too much money. There are so many pollutants in the waters of Jamaica, it’s not even healthy to swim in the water. Beaches have been abandoned and not used, and litter and trash are all over.
There are many problems that come with the water shortages and also the pollution that is occurring in Jamaica. A main problem is that there is a lack of clean water. Clean water is very important to have in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and perform daily tasks. Just as it is said, “PILES of dishes left undone,…

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