Thursday, March 22, 2007

While you're drinking your mandatory 8 +...

....glasses of H20 today, know that March 22 is World Water Day.

Think about it.

Thank you.


Conn said...

Interesting! I had no idea there was such a day. Nice to know. Since we have a water catchment system here for all of our drinking, washing and showering needs we are understanding the importance to conserve and properly filter water. Things we were aware of, but sort of took for granted before. Although we live in an arid rain zone we do suffer from low water conditions from time to time on our small island. We have learned that although the water running through the streams and waterfalls here would seem pure, it is actually quite polluted. There are many cow pastures at the higher elevations and when it rains it washes the waste from the cows or wild pigs and goats into the streams. If you were to ingest or enter the water with an open wound you could contact Leptospirosis. Imagine how bad it could be in other parts of the world. Here is a link to better explain what it is.

baffle said...

It never would have occurred to me that the clear cool waters in the streams/waterfalls of the Islands might be tainted with moocowpee!

Of course - farmlands at the higher elevation + water flowing downward.... makes all the sense in the world.

We who have treated/chemically purified water by way of billion dollar water treatment plants often forget that most of the world goes without...

Let us all be grateful as well as pro-active in our use/ not abuse of the water supply.

Thanks, Conn. Be careful out there.
Leptospirosis sounds like a nasty nasty.