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Do's and don'ts

Domestic use and disposal


Domestic water is characterized for it use in the house, for example: washing dishes, bathing, cooking, laundry, watering gardens, at the restroom, washing our hands, and many more. While we do this daily activities (using water) we are almost always placing pollutants on it, for exapmle: while you are washing the dishes you are placing detergent on water, also many meals contain cooking oil which is also placed into water while washing the dishes. All this products (all kinds of detergents, oil, etc.) are thrown into the drainage.

WaterTeatments, uses and pollutants on it



This poster contains information about some common water pollutants, as well as the uses we give to water and its disposal. It also contains the treatments we use to purify it.


Water is one of the most important thing for people, we need it to live, and we also use it almost everywhere. Plants and animals also need it to survive. Water keep every living thing alive, more than half of our body is composed by water, that is why it is really important to keep ourselves hydrated and healthy.

Dams have two main functions, they store water for future demand and they are also used to generate electricity, they can also be used to supply water to agriculture, industries and houses. This water can be mainly polluted by bacterias. This are the major pollutants of rivers and streams:

The water in dams

Team Members:Karla Villarreal Abrego - 1669734Daniela Garcia Lopez - 1664341Daniella Delgadillo Alonso - 1679867Monica Vazquez Montoya - 1677506Group: 207

References:National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Kids Pages - Kids Home Page. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Kids Pages - River and Stream Pollution. Retrieved March 24, 2014, from http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/explore/pollute/riverstream.htmGrossman, Z. Academic Program Pages at Evergreen. Water is Life - Domestic Use. Retrieved March 24, 2014, from http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/ABRASHNM/(2012, 6). Home | Water | US EPA. Three Big Pollutants | Educator Resources | US EPA. Retrieved March 24, 2014, from http://water.epa.gov/learn/resources/bigpollutants.cfm

Rainwater in the storm drainage systems

A storm drainage system it's a network of structures, channels andunderground pipes that carry rain water to ponds lakes, streams and rivers, it consists of public and private systems.Major pollutants: Lots of pollutants, like oil and chemicals, cna get washed down those drains when it rains. Sometimes, waste from peple's homes can go down the drain and also trash and certain liquids.Atmospheric pollutants: when rainwater falls fro the sky, substances fromthe air and land melt into the rainwater. Rain can become acid rain (rainwith acidic compounds).Urban pollutants: things like waste of animals or trash may appear later inthe drains, with water dragging it. Everything created in the cities may pollute the rainwater, and rivers or lakes too.

Final Reflection:Keeping the rivers and lakes clean is our responsibility because all the pollutants that are in water come directly or indireclty from humans. We have to show the world what are we causing and teach them how to solve this huge problem.


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