What is water pollution

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater), very often by human activities.

Water pollution occurs when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.

Water covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface. It is a very important resource for people and the environment. Water pollution affects drinking water, rivers, lakes and oceans all over the world. Water pollution is the second most imperative environmental concern along with
air pollution.

Any change or modification in the physical, chemical and biological properties of water that will have a detrimental consequence on living things is water pollution.
Lakes, rivers, oceans and groundwaters are affected by pollution every now and then. Today we shall learn all about water pollution and what you can do about it.