World water day 2019

March 22 is world water day, a day to celebrate and really think about the earths water. It’s a valuable resource and needs attention and care.

Nearly 800 million people live without clean, accessible drinking water. Drinking contaminated water can lead to a bunch of life threatening diseases. This may seem like a third world problem, but Flint, Michigan showed us that water problems even plague the United States.

It’s not only humans that require clean water. Every year, countless animals die as a result of water pollution. Pollution can occur in many ways, from litter to wastewater and chemicals runoff, which causes the water to become toxic to the animals that depend on it.

Today, I spent all day cleaning the beautiful Tennessee River. We can all make a difference!

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