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Fri Oct 16, 2015, 04:41 PM

I appreciate turning

on the tap and getting clean water. This is rare in many places on earth. I try to appreciate clean water every day.

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kairos12 Oct 2015 OP
irisblue Oct 2015 #1
Marie Marie Oct 2015 #2
cyberswede Oct 2015 #3
Fla Dem Oct 2015 #4

Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 04:55 PM

1. yes!

and flush toilets. I am a very urban girl.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 12:20 AM

2. Indeed and yet most of us take this simple luxury for granted.

Thanks for reminding us.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 01:29 AM

3. I think it's hard for most of us to imagine...

what it's like for so many humans for which this isn't an option.



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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 10:34 AM

4. Places right here in the goood old USA

This Is What it Looks Like to Live Without Running Water in America

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-mcgraw/live-without-running-water-in-america_b_8011310.html

When most people imagine life without clean water, they think of places like Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia - communities that barely resemble their own. But at last count, an estimated 1.7 million Americans live without clean, running water at home. The recent drought has only exacerbated the problem. In the past year, an estimated 5000 Californians have lost water access due over-extraction from local aquifers and a falling water table.

American families without clean water live lives totally different from our own. They often wake up and collect water from a source outside their home, fetching it in buckets and boiling it on the stove. When desperate, many collect water from unsafe sources contaminated with bacteria, nitrites, arsenic or even uranium.

More at link.

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