The water pollution is a worldwide problem confronted daily by a big part of the human population and the animal kingdom. The referred numbers will impress you.

  1. Fresh water on earth is only 2.5% of the total water when 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water.
  2. Around 70% of industrial waste is dumped to water.
  3. 80% of the water pollution is caused due to domestic sewage.
  4. More than 6 billion pounds of garbage, mainly plastic end up in the oceans every year.
  5. The contaminated water is the main cause of various diseases such as cholera and typhus.
  6. 15 million children under the age of five years die every year from diseases caused by drinking contaminated water.
  7. On average 250 million people succumb each year from diseases caused by the contaminated water while according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF almost 2.5 billion people lack access to valuable health conditions.
  8. The nuclear crisis created by the tsunami of 2011, unleashed 11 million liters of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.
  9. The same tsunami debris created islands totaling 70 kilometers in length which float in the ocean.
  10.  Asia has the highest number of contaminated rivers than any other continent, mainly of bacteria from human waste.
  11. Almost two million tons of human waste are exposed daily to water.
  12. The Ganges river in India is considered the most polluted river in the world and contains dirt, garbage, dead animals and humans.
  13. Underground Bangladeshi water is contaminated with arsenic, which is highly toxic, poisonous and carcinogenic.
  14. 20% of groundwater in China which are used as drinking water contaminated with carcinogens.
  15. In America 40% of rivers and 46% of the lakes are polluted and unsuitable for swimming, fishing or any other activity.