Chapter 10: Wastewater Story

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Wastewater Story


Explain the relationship between sanitation and disease.


Creating a hygienic environment around us which is essential for preventing diseases and keeping good health is called sanitation. Poor sanitation and contaminated drinking water is the cause of a large number of diseases. Many people defecate in the open areas. Untreated human excrete is a health hazard. It causes soil pollution and is carried along by rainwater and pollutes surface water and groundwater. Water contaminated with untreated human excreta causes many water-borne diseases like Cholera, typhoid, dysentery, polio, meningitis, and hepatitis.

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