Do we really pollute our rivers by taking bath, by washing clothes, by performing rituals?Members,
I have been born and brought up in a river city where the river flows 24x7. The river originates from the mountain area and reaches the sea after travelling many hundred kilometers. Apart from making use of the river water for agriculture, people living on the river banks make use of the river for bathing, washing clothes, to perform rituals for the dead, to learn swimming, for local picnic and for many other useful purposes. The drinking water is drawn through wells constructed inside the river for the purpose. Water gets filtered through the sand; pumped out to the storage tank; chlorinated and supplied through large pipe lines to the water storage tanks, and then distributed to the public through small pipe lines.
Thus, do we really pollute our rivers by taking bath, by washing clothes, by performing rituals etc?
According to me, we are polluting our rivers only by dumping our industrial waste and domestic wastes, connecting gutters to the river etc.