Create a labeled diagram of the complete hydrological cycle, being sure
to include all five “reservoirs.” Within the diagram represent your drinking and waste water’s path within the cycle.
What is the source of your drinking water? How does your drinking water get to you? What happens to it along the way? Where does the water you have used go when it leaves your home? What happens to it? Answer these questions in your diagram and indicate possible sources of contamination to your drinking water and possible ways in which your use of the water may contaminate any of the five hydrological cycle
reservoirs; be specific. What contaminants are removed by your waste water treatment facility and what are not?
Hint: you may need to contact a municipal, county, or state office or agency to acquire information you need to complete this assignment a
s required. Be as detailed as possible in your diagram.Chapter 3,8,13, and 20 of the book that Ii have put here in the bottom may be helpful.
Miller, G. Tyler and Scott E. Spoolman (2014). Living in the Environment:
Principles,Connections, and Solutions. Eighteenth edition.Belmont, CA:
Comments from my instructor of the two versian of this assignment that I have done earlier:
1. The hydrological cycle diagram project was to be a diagram, not a paper. Although you included diagrams in the work you submitted last week, I am wondering if you created those diagrams yourself. The assignment is for you to create a diagram and for it to represent the hydrological cycle including the water system where you actually live. Is the diagram of the local water system showing the area where you live?
2. Susan, your hydrological cycle diagram is engaging and mostly clear, although it is not clear where the “waste water” is coming from, how oceans are drinking water (D2), and how doo D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, and D6 end up as drinking water in your home. Your diagram is missing one of the five “reservoirs”—ice caps and glaciers, which hold the second largest amount of water on Earth after oceans. I do not see specific reference to your own home in the diagram. Do you have a well or is your water provided by the city? If the latter, where does the water come from and how does it get to you? If you have a well, where does your water go after it leaves your home, to a septic tank or into a city sewer system? How does that work? You seem to have a general sense of how the hydrological cycle works.