Everyday in America we waste billions of gallons of water with no regard to the fact that in many other people in countries across the globe, would fight to have the water that we waste. People here do not understand the importance of water conservation. If we had to drink the water that some people have to drink everyday, I think that we would all focus a little more on the water that we all, so regretfully, waste in our lives.
The conservation of water is really an global issue that we should all be a part of. It is something that everyone can get behind no matter what your background is, where you’ve come from, or what your beliefs are. It’s a simple fact that conservation water is incredibly important and there are human lives at stake.
We let clean water go down the drain when we rinse our dishes, brush our teeth, wash our hands, and shower or bathe. We waste millions of gallons of water from swimming pools by not doing something as simple as putting a cover on them, to keep out the dirt. We think our vehicles have to be washed and shiny. Bathtubs have grown to hold an extraordinary amount of water for us to bathe in. We flush the toilet constantly, whether it really needs it or not. Our gardens and lawns are watered on a regular basis.
Just stop and think about how much we take our readily available, clean water for granted. Think about what it would be like to cook with muddy water. What would it be like to bathe in this same dirty water. Now picture having to take your child to a water hole, that you know
is probably polluted, to get a drink of the only water that you can find. For these reasons we all need to step up and make a change. Not only do we need to be more appreciative of our clean water, we need to do all we can to get clean water to those who don’t have it.
Everyday people are dying, just because their water is full of disease and pollution. They are also dying because they have no water at all. What does it say about us, if we choose to turn away from these problems? If we do not change our wasteful ways, this very well could be where we are going to bein the coming years. Conservation is definitely where we all need to start.
Open your eyes and pay attention to how much water you actually need, and how much water you just waste. Stop letting the water run unnecessarily. Take a short shower instead of a long bath. When you do have to let the water run a bit to get hot, catch the cold water and use it to water your plants.
It is okay if your car is a little dirty. These are just a tiny amount of the things that we can all do to conserve water. Look around you and you will see many more.