We trust our water supply to be safe for consumption. Cities have water purification facilities to remove contaminants from the water, and companies are required by law to dispose of toxic waste safely rather than letting it seep into the water supply. Water pollution—in the tap water, in lakes, and elsewhere—poses serious and often life-threatening risks to people and can destroy entire ecosystems.
There are many sources of water pollution. Runoff from industrial processes, chemical waste, and runoff of fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals can pollute the water supply in an area. Some forms of toxic waste can completely bypass both the city’s filtering process for tap water and any filters in private residences. Ingesting those chemicals can lead to cancer, birth defects, and many severe, otherwise unexplained symptoms.
Other Forms of Water Pollution
In addition to pollution to the city water supply, however, pollution typically affects lakes and other less-regulated bodies of water more severely. Lakes in particular can accumulate high levels of industrial or agricultural chemicals, devastating the local plants and wildlife. This also makes the water unsafe for human recreation like boating and fishing.
If you or someone you love has been seriously harmed by polluted water as a result of another party’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your suffering and losses. The compassionate Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. have years of experience helping clients like you find justice and relief from medical bills and other expenses.
To discuss your case with the experienced Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., contact us today at (217) 328-2828.