“Every the disruption of food chain. This automatically

“Every 20 seconds, a
child dies from a water-related disease. Children in polluted environments
often carry about 1,000 parasitic worms in their bodies at any time. There is
no way they can survive from this situation, some of them end up with painful
death.” This kind of statistics show that the water pollution had become very
worse nowadays as the people tend to ignore their responsibility to conserve
the use of water. Water is one of the object that we used daily to do a lot of
thing either cleaning, drinking or cooking. This continuos action may cause the
water to become polluted, tainted with a lot of pollutant and unhygiene. So, we
as a new apprentice of future generation must take note and do our job in order
to reduce the water pollution.

          First and foremost, we as a human
being must be aware of throwing rubbish at the right place, not the river or
stream behind your house. It is by virtue of when you do that, the rubbish that
sometimes contain solid waste, non organic construction debris and leftover
food that actually can be composed or treated in other ways will sink in the
river reservoir. This situation will not only spread disease such as; malaria
and diarrhea but also increase river’s water level that lead to natural
disaster like flash flood. According to
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “Waterborne diseases
are caused by pathogenic microbes that can be directly spread through
contaminated water. Most waterborne diseases cause diarrhea illness
(“Global WASH-Related Diseases and Contaminants”. CDC). As we
know, water covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface. All of the people that live
either near or far from the water source will feel the impact when their
primary water source already contaminated with the pollutant.

         Then, the effect of the water
pollution is the disruption of food chain. This automatically will occur when
the habitat of the fish or other aquatic animals being polluted by the rubbish
that being throw by inhumane people. Not only that, small fish like anchovies
sometimes fed the heavy metals; cadmium or lead in the sea in a form of liquid
that can cause mutations and even worse, it will die. So when they die, large
fish like whales cannot find their nutrient and also will end up with death. Lately,
we can see large animal like sea gulls, dolphins and whales wind up on beach,
killed by the pollutant. Every day , 2
million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste are discharged
into the world’s water(UN WWAP 2003),the equivalent of the weight of entire
human population of 6.8 billion people. This massive number of statistics
show that our world is in danger and serious situation that need someone’s
responsible to take an act.

          Moreover, the ecosystem of wildlife
is also in danger when the water is polluted. The pollution start when the
industrial factory sometimes release their organic chemical to the nearest
stream that actually contain hazardous material such as mercury. Mercury is so
poisonous as it will cause cancer if after prolonged expose to it. Roughly one unit of mercury is emitted into
the environment for every unit of gold produced by small scale miners, a total
of as much as 1000 tons of mercury emitted each year (UNEP/GRID-Arendal). So
the fish and aquatic plant will be dead and lead to the extinction. On the
other hands, water pollution causes flooding due to the accumulation of dead
fish and dead aquatic plant in streams and rivers. As a result, a lower part of
the area around the river will flood and some of the animals will lose its
habitat.

          Last but not least, we as a human must
realized that water is utmost important to our daily life. It is not about how
we use it but it is how you conserve it and remain its sustainability for
future generation. So conserve it, not waste it.