Explain why finding the source of water pollution can be difficult?

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    stepanieposted 7 years ago

    Explain why finding the source of water pollution can be difficult?

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    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    The difficulty here can vary greatly with the water in question.  If we are talking a large body of water like a lake that might serve as water resource for a community, then the discovery of pollution in those waters must be tracked back up the feeders for that body of water.  The lake could be fed by a small creek which in turn may take it water back up stream from several tributaries.  By the time the water arrives in the lake, there is no indication where the pollution might have orginated. Therefore, one must investigage every potential source of water flow to find the potential culprit.  Thanks. WB

 
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