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Pollutants Cause Water Damage On A Larger Scale Than You Think

Jul 19, 2008
We are becoming increasingly aware that we must learn to conserve our natural resource of water. We can not make it ourselves like electricity, once we are out of clean, drinkable water, we will just be out. Of course, running out of water might be a long, long, time away, but for the future generations it will become increasingly difficult to have adequate water to go around if the world does not stop abusing it now.

Since the dawn of the industrial age, many of our rivers and streams have been polluted to the point that it has been found to be very unsafe to even swim in some of them. Fish have died and been deformed by all the toxic pollutants that have been constantly pumped into many waterways for years. Now, not only are rivers and streams at risk of being ruined, but our very oceans are becoming littered with all sorts of debris and pollutants as well.

While some states in our country are taking action to reduce toxic chemicals and trash being put into their water sources, other places in other countries in the bid to catch up with the other nations in prosperity and productivity are carelessly allowing their water sources to reach the state of the ones we are trying to clean up. It does no good for one area of the Earth to try and repair and maintain safety in our water supply while other areas of the world or disregarding the importance of enacting measures to ensure water cleanliness.

While the cleanliness of our fresh water supplies is vitally important, so also is the conservation of it. We as Americans waste a tremendous amount of water because we have become accustomed to having a great supply at any given time. The recent droughts in the Southern states brought attention and awareness to just how difficult the situation can become when fresh water is in extreme short supply. Many were forced to travel for miles last year just to obtain drinking water for themselves and their animals.

As responsible, intelligent people, we have to start considering the importance of our water supply and begin to treat it with the respect it is due. While we are trying to clean up the air we breathe and damage to our planet in general, water protection and conservation is something that is the responsibility of each and every one of us. We each must make our own contributions now to this effort instead of waiting until there is true crisis for us and our planet.
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