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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Water is a scarce commodity.

Today is World Water Day.
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Later on, I'll tell you about our community's struggle with water issues.

12 comments:

Roberta said...

Yes it is.

The place that my husband and I want to retire to, Tucson AZ, has huge water issues. It is the one thing that really bothers us about moving there.

Eva Gallant said...

It is scary to think there could be a water shortage.

Brian Miller said...

ugh....sorry i missed the day...i like water...we need water...we waste water and never think about it...

yaya said...

I'm very blessed to live in an area with abudent water supply..however now there is natural gas drilling that is threatening that resourse. They lure homeowners to let them drill for a price..it's a fight that needs to be fought here.

NormalToEatPB said...

if you use facebook, there is a Water page that is quite amusing - people post thier feelings about water

potsoc said...

Have you seen how much water Las Vegas uses just for esthetics? And it is smack in the middle of a desert!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Being a fat nation we could go quite a while with out food-- water? 3 days. We can and need to do much better.

Snowbrush said...

Wow, I sure envy you the beauty of your beaches.

the walking man said...

Every day is water day for my wife and i. This is the honest truth...our water bill is $26.97 (the absolute minimum you can pay)per month. $4.02 of that is actual water and sewerage usage the rest is taxes and fees. Fully 1/2 of the bill is to pay for rain water going into the storm sewer. (Does that mean God owes me $13 and change per month?)

Now they want to raise the rates 10% because not enough people are using water in the entire Detroit metro area of 3+ million people to cover the cost of maintaining the system.

We do not water grass, we do not use fresh water to flush the toilet but run gray laundry water to the tank to flush with and have constantly monitored every valve and repaired every drip seeing as here they charge you for each drop.

Dedene said...

I've heard that the next world powers will be those nations that control the water. Scary, huh?
We are pretty careful about our water even though we are lucky to have it in abondance.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Water is certainly a precious commodity where we live -- in Florence, AZ, halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. We do everything we can to conserve water -- much more so than when we lived in L.A. Water shortages really are a concern. Thanks so much for this posting to remind us to conserve and use this scarce commodity wisely.

fiftyodd said...

Water is very scarce in parts of South AFrica and often too abundant in others. It's a great pity that we can't seem to harness the overflow but let most of it go out to sea. We are constantly being warned about saving water.