The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that polluted water is water whose composition has been changed to the extent that it is unusable. In other words, it is toxic water that cannot be consumed or used for essential purposes like agriculture, and which also causes diseases like diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and poliomyelitis that kill more than 500,000 people worldwide every year.
The main water pollutants include bacteria, viruses, parasites, fertilizers, pesticides, pharmaceutical products, nitrates, soaps/detergents you wash your car with, phosphates, plastics, fecal waste and even radioactive substances These substances do not always change the color of the water, meaning that they are often invisible pollutants. That's why small amounts of water and aquatic organisms are tested to determine water quality.
Deteriorating water quality is damaging the environment, health conditions and the global economy. The president of the World Bank, David Malpass, warns of the economic impact: "Deteriorating water quality is stalling economic growth and exacerbating poverty in many countries". The explanation is that, when biological oxygen demand — the indicator that measures the organic pollution found in water — exceeds a certain threshold, the growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the regions within the associated water basins falls by a third. In addition, here are some of the other consequences:
•Destruction of biodiversity. Water pollution depletes aquatic ecosystems and triggers unbridled proliferation of phytoplankton in lakes — eutrophication —.
•Contamination of the food chain. Fishing in polluted waters and the use of waste water for livestock farming and agriculture can introduce toxins into foods which are harmful to our health when eaten. Lack of potable water. Disease.
Y-City Power Wash™ takes the environmental impact very seriously and utilizes a water retention system to isolate and collect water run-off from entering storm and sewer drains while performing power washing jobs and other cleaning projects that require this important aspect. Our mission focuses on bringing consumer awareness about the growing impact for the government's (CWA) clean water act and attention to pollutants to state waterways. Y-City Power Wash™ priority is to eliminate vulnerable areas to ensure no contamination makes its way into these drains or waterways as contaminate are a primary concern for the (EPA) environmental protection agency. Once our team collects the wash water it is then contained and transferred into a settlement tank that runs though a multi-stage filtering system where it is then proceeded for discharge to local, state and federal regulations