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  3. 3. INTRODUCTION WATER CONSUMPTION Water is certainly the most precious natural resource that exists on our planet. Without the apparently invaluable compound comprised of hydrogen and oxygen, there would be no life on Earth. Water is essential for everything on our planet to grow and prosper. Although we as humans recognize this fact, we disregard it by polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans. In Ghana water is used in many Subsequent ways. In this presentation we are going to introduce to you how water is used, treated, polluted, wasted, and reserved in Ghana.
  4. 4. USES OF WATER  For drinking. Human beings and Animals also do drink water  for washing of utensils and cooking as our parent do at home.
  5. 5.  For watering of plants, flower, and gardens etc. at homes  We can also use water to produce electricity For cleaning (mobbing, scrubbing and other house chores) 
  6. 6. HOW WATER IS BEEN WASTED IN GHANA Water is being wasted in many ways. One of the most common ways of wasting water is the overwatering of yards, gardens, and lawns. Another part of this overwatering is accidentally watering the streets, roads, and sidewalks near the areas being watered. Another way of wasting water is to wash dishes by hand rather than using a dishwasher, as it uses much more water to wash dishes by hand than it does to wash them using a dishwasher.
  7. 7.  By leaving it running whiles brushing their teeth and watching dishes at home.  Some people use excess water when showering and flushing of toilet in their various homes. Overwatering lawn or garden in order to keep it green. for example : .If you have a stubborn brown patch grass, try reconfiguring your sprinkler layout rather than upping the water . 
  8. 8.  SOME WAYS BY WHICH WATER IS POLLUTED OR CONTAMINATED IN GHANA. Oil Spillage: This mostly occurs during the production, distribution, and refining stages. These oil spills enter oceans and rivers from faulty and accident tankers as well as offshore oil wells. Also the oil may pollute water from our homes where we spill oil in our gutters which therefore gets into our water bodies
  9. 9.  Solid Wastes: The chief source of water pollution in Ghana is the careless disposal of waste materials. It is common in most coastal (Ocean) belts of Ghana, not forgetting our lagoons where you will find people dumping refuse and human excreta (faeces) into our lagoons and oceans. This practice is mostly found in the Korle Lagoon in Accra.  Sewage: Water pollution also occurs due to untreated sewage from plants, animals, and humans. They create offensive odour, use up the oxygen in waters, and make rivers impossible for human use. A typical example is Tema - New Town, where untreated sewage, are transported into the Chemu Lagoon in the town.
  10. 10.  Bathing in water bodies pollute and hence making it impure for drinking and other domestic purposes. which mostly result in causing of diseases
  11. 11. EFFECT OF POLLUTION OF WATER It is a well-known fact that clean water is absolutely essential for healthy living. Adequate supply of fresh and clean drinking water is a basic need for all human beings on the earth, yet it has been observed that millions of people worldwide are deprived of it this due to it effects on our daily activities of polluting it.  Health Problems: Water pollution poses a number of health problems. Water-borne pathogens (that is organisms that present health hazards) can cause such diseases as typhoid, fever, cholera, and hepatitis. Mostly, the point infection is through drinking or swimming the contaminated water.
  12. 12.    HOW TO MINIMIZE WATER POLLUTION IN GHANA The use of bandalong litter traps. To traps rubber and any other solid waste. The solutions to these problems are that, raw sewage should be treated before discharged. Also, the Municipal Assemblies and the other assemblies should provide rubbish cans so that rubbish empty tins and plastics can properly be disposed off. Furthermore, programmes on environmental issues must be organized to educate the public on the need for them to keep the environment clean and also the need for them to organize themselves and go for clean - up exercises.
  13. 13. HOW WATER IS RESERVED IN GHANA.  Dams  The use of containers to save water for future use.
  14. 14. BY: GROUPS OF INTELLETUALS 1. Thelma Quaofio 2. Isaac Tetteh 3. Eugene Mensah 4. King Fahd Abiola SAVE WATER AND SAVE LIFE!!!