You know when you have a kool-aid mix and it mixes in with the water so well and changes colour? The same thing happens with pollution. When you put things like pesticides, and fertilizers on your plants they can bleed into the ground and pollute the ground water which nearly 40% of Americans need. When waste from the toilet, and the sewers overflows it goes into lakes, rivers and streams which 60% of Americans need.
First nations people rarely have clean water as well as these countries, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, The Republic of Chad, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania, Somalia, Pakistan, Nigeria and more.
785 million people don’t have clean drinking water. More than 2 billion people drink contaminated water. Out of those 2 billion people around 500,000 people die year from drinking the water. The diseases that you can gain from drinking unclean water are diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio
Next time you decide to use pesticides or fertilizers think about how much they can pollute your water and who gets to drink that water
WHO. (2021). Drinking-water. Retrieved September 15, 2021, from https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water