measures to control river pollution


We can prevent pollution in river water in many ways and some of them are as follows:

  • not discharging untreated sewage and other industrial waste water into rivers
  • not dumping solid wastes, garbage and medical wastes in river banks
  • not using river banks as open toilets
  • not disposing dead human bodies/animal carcasses in rivers
  • not quarrying sand in river beds which is a key factor in river bank stability and erosion of banks
  • not washing vehicles directly in the flowing river water
  • and in many other ways according to the life style of local people

River pollution can be controlled by:

  • Reducing agricultural run-off
  • Preventing or treating industrial discharges
  • Preventing or treating municipal sanitary sewage discharges
  • Preventing or treating municipal storm water discharges
  • Preventing or controlling resource recovery in river channels
  • Controlling shipping (ballast, swage) discharges
  • Controlling marina operations
  1. Most fresh water pollution is caused by organic material. Humans bring organisms from one body of water to another causing aquatic plants and animals to die. Littering, sewage, food waste and farm effluent also cause under water plants and animals to die.
  2. Some other kinds of water pollution are industrial waste, fertilisers, oil and warm water. If large amounts of fertiliser or farm waste drains into a river or lake, the algae uses these substances to grow rapidly, turning the water green. Chemical waste is sometimes discharged into lakes and rivers. Some of these pollutants include: cyanide, zinc, lead, copper, cadmium and mercury. If oil enters either a slow moving river or a lake, it causes the surface to turn rainbow colours which prevents oxygen from entering the water. Industry often uses water for cooling processes, sometimes discharging warm water back into rivers or lakes. Making the water warmer makes the level of dissolved oxygen lower.

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  • new method to control the river pollution 
  • improving river status with new tools
  • use internet to know more about rivers
  • task for school pupile to learn more about the river
  • all things we have to follow 
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1)don't throw garbage or polybags in the river.
2)don't throw industrial waste or the sewage waste in the river.

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we should not throw the dumps in the river and should use tools to clean the river .now the clean ganga project is big example.
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not letting industrial waste into river
not washing clothes
do not bath
do not throw waste into water
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