Q. 21

What is the major source of freshwater in the city/town/village where you live? Do you know of any activity which may be polluting this water source?

Answer :

Ground water is the major source of fresh water in my city, but from past few years due to anthropogenic activities it is getting polluted.

Waste is being dumped on wastelands in my area due to this activity with time, when the waste gets decomposed, waste material is mixed within the soil and the harmful chemicals also get mixed. With time these chemicals move further in the ground and ultimately gets leached into the water table polluting ground water.


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