Sewage and Wastewater Pollution

Sewage and Wastewater Pollution

What Is Domestic households, industrial and agricultural practices produce wastewater that can cause pollution of many lakes and rivers.   Sewage is the term used for wastewater that often contains faeces, urine and laundry waste. There are billions of people on...
Chemical Water Pollution

Chemical Water Pollution

What Is Industrial and agricultural work involves the use of many different chemicals that can run-off into water and pollute it.   Metals and solvents from industrial work can pollute rivers and lakes. These are poisonous to many forms of aquatic life and may...
Suspended Matter

Suspended Matter

What Is Some pollutants do not dissolve in water as their molecules are too big to mix between the water molecules. This material is called particulate matter and can often be a cause of water pollution.   The suspended particles eventually settle and cause a...
Microbiological water pollution

Microbiological water pollution

What Is Microbiological water pollution is usually a natural form of water pollution caused by microorganisms. Many types of microorganisms live in water and cause fish, land animals and humans to become ill. Microorganisms such as: Bacteria Viruses Protozoa Serious...
Nutrients and their Effect on Water

Nutrients and their Effect on Water

What Is Nutrients are essential for plant growth and development. Many nutrients are found in wastewater and fertilisers, and these can cause excess weed and algae growth if large concentrations end up in water.   This can contaminate drinking water and clog...