-Growing number of beaches and shellfish beds along the coast have been contaminated by disease-causing-microorganisms coming from animal and human wastes
-In 2004, coastal states ordered 19.950 days of closures and pollution advisories affecting 1,234 ocean and freshwater beaches, or 1/3 of all the beaches monitored by health officials.
-Waterborne microbes move downstream with animal feces in storm water runoff or human waste in sewage overflows and septic-tank leaks.
-Construction of so many homes, roads, shopping centers and parking lots disrupted natural drainage systems in coastal areas, and wastes that were once filtered by forests or wetlands are regularly fouling marinas and beaches
-When it rains, water flows over the surfaces, picking up animal feces and other pollutants and wash them down to drainage ditches or storm drains, leading directly to lakes, creeks or beach areas.
-Storm water runoff carries fertilizers, pesticides, heavy metals and petrochemicals, but it's the disease-causing microbes-the bacteria, viruses and protozoa from feces that pose a threat to human health
-Areas with sandy soils and high water tables are unsuitable for septic systems, because the soils saturate with water, and bacteria can move along through them. Poor planning allowed their presence in many rapidly growing coastal regions.
Summary: A lot of bacteria has been found in water including human waste and animal feces. This gives off many waterborne diseases the gets into our oceans and harms people. Scientists reports that bacteria in the waste that is found in bodies of water is carried by runoff that is from poorly maintained sewage systems and agriculture, this is a major risk to the public's health because it can cause many things like respiratory infections, hepatitis, liver disease, and many other disease.
Reflection: I think the people should consider doing activities in areas of water like the ocean but than I feel like they do not know what could be in the water because their is many waterborne disease that people do not know so we have to educate them. I also think that we should do more to get the runoff waste into something else more sanitary because the ocean is very fun.