Water Pollution : Causes , Effects and Prevention


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

Read the options and identify if it  is cause and effect or a way to prevent water pollution

Sewage and waste water:___________________________________

Use water wisely:___________________________________________

Do not throw chemicals down the sink:______________________________

Septic Tanks:______________________________________


Don’t throw rubbish to rivers:______________________________

Don’t overuse fertilizers:____________________________________

Disruption of food-chains:__________________________________

Ocean and marine dumping:________________________________

Don’t overuse fertilizers:_____________________________________

Destruction of ecosystems:___________________________________

Industrial waste:_____________________________________________

Oil Pollution by Oil Industries:__________________________________

Death of aquatic  animals:_____________________________________


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