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Stuart G

(38,674 posts)
Fri Jan 3, 2014, 01:43 PM Jan 2014

An interesting thread, about one of the world's problems. "Carrying Water to Your Home"

It is now up at Video & Multimedia Forum
Please take a look................
It gave me a perspective on drinking water, that I had never ever thought about..
Thank You for your time and consideration..
Stuart


http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017167698

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An interesting thread, about one of the world's problems. "Carrying Water to Your Home" (Original Post) Stuart G Jan 2014 OP
The Q Drum blogslut Jan 2014 #1
My husband tells a story about his Appalachian grandmother. nolabear Jan 2014 #2
There is a theory about indoor water, and indoor plumbing... Stuart G Jan 2014 #3
I watched a documentary about an Ethiopian runner underpants Jan 2014 #4

nolabear

(42,228 posts)
2. My husband tells a story about his Appalachian grandmother.
Fri Jan 3, 2014, 02:53 PM
Jan 2014

Near the end of her life they asked what she thought was the most important advance made during her lifetime, expecting airplanes or cars or some such. Her answer was "Indoor water." I think you can't appreciate how much of women's' lives has been spent carrying water until you give it some thought.

Stuart G

(38,674 posts)
3. There is a theory about indoor water, and indoor plumbing...
Fri Jan 3, 2014, 04:40 PM
Jan 2014

Basically, it says, that the advent of purified water to drink through indoor pipes, and modern sewage systems, (flush toilets) have done more to lengthen and improve people's lives, then all the medical advances put together. I don't know if it is true, but we take so much for granted here, until something happens that removes these important advances.

underpants

(184,062 posts)
4. I watched a documentary about an Ethiopian runner
Fri Jan 3, 2014, 05:13 PM
Jan 2014

The 10 mile trek to get water with two oxen was a part of daily life. It was a really boring documentary to tell the truth.

Paul o'Neill also discussed this in "the Price of Loyalty"- he went with Bono to Africa. O'Neill mentioned that a team of backhoes and some PVC pipe could make a huge difference but there is no money in that so all the contractors want to build water systems big enough to service Cleveland.

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