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What is Water Pollution?

 
 
What is Water Pollution? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 18, 2017
1. What is Water Pollution? Marker
Inscription. Water pollution is the contamination of waterbodies (for example streams, rivers, lakes and bays) often caused by human actions.

Point Source Pollution is contamination that can be traced to a specific source such as a wastewater pipe or an industry. There are laws that regulate this type of contamination.

Nonpoint Source Pollution happens when contamination on the landscape is carried to waterbodies by rain or irrigation water. It is hard to control NPS with laws. It is up to citizens and landowners to make good decisions!

Example of Nonpoint Source Pollution (Photos)
Point Source Pollution (Photo)
 
Location. 34° 12.448′ N, 86° 59.452′ W. Marker is in Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on 1240 Co Rd 1043. Touch for map. Marker is located at Clarkson Covered Bridge Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cullman AL 35057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monitoring Watershed Health (here, next to this marker); Birds of Alabama (here, next to this marker); Where does your drinking water come from? (here, next to this marker); What’s the Big Deal about Litter?! (here, next to this marker); Alabama's Aquatic Biodiversity (here, next to this marker); What happens to my wastewater? (here, next to this marker); Alabama's Physical Diversity (within shouting distance of this marker); Land-Use and Water Quality (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
 
Also see . . .  Clarkson Covered Bridge Park. On June 25, 1974, Clarkson Covered Bridge was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Shortly thereafter, in 1975, the Cullman County Commission restored the site with the help of concerned citizens as part of the American Bicentennial Project, embellishing the grounds with hiking trails, a picnic area, and two period structures built to accent the historical nature of the bridge: a Dogtrot log cabin and a working grist mill. (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentMan-Made Features

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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