You don’t even know what is floating in this river…

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You don’t even know what is floating in this river…


It’s sad to say that not only fish swim in the San River…
Year after year in the summer and autumn the level of groundwater decreases due to climate change.
The level of water in rivers and streams gets lower, too. All this leads to the fact that the local population lacks water in the wells.
The low water level and discharged sewage cause a high concentration of pollutants in the water, which results in its contamination and poisoning of organisms living in it.
Unfortunately, not all towns and villages have sewage systems, and therefore some residents decide to discharge sewage into streams, rivers and the Solina lake, of course, this doesn’t justify them in any way…
The state institution Wody Polskie fights against this practice by controlling illegal outlets to rivers and streams and by imposing fines on those responsible for water pollution, but the most important thing is ecological awareness so that these penalties do not have to be applied.
Optimistic is the fact that Bieszczady communes raise funds for the construction of sewage systems and sewage treatment plants in order to prevent this problem.

authors – Michał Buga, Amelia Zygmunt, Jakub Wojnar