Too Much…

Lean Tree JRain is a good thing when it brings up the levels in the rivers. What happened in West Virginia is a  crime. It makes you wonder how many waterways are just like Elk River right now.

Seeing the lines of people waiting to fill whatever containers they had with usable water reminded me not to take the liquid for granted. To not be able to use your regular supply for the simplest of things – washing rinsing, etc…. Forget counting how many glasses of what have been drunk for the day – how many different ways do we use water?

The power goes out frequently here and that’s easy to get by without it (flashlights, windows, books to read…). But water?

At least there’s hope for West Virginia, the possibility of clean-up to restore the river, the water supply back to potability. What about places in the world where even that isn’t available?

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2 Responses to Too Much…

  1. Mari Collier says:

    My heart goes out to those people. We may have not had hot running water on the farm in Iowa, but we had water from our well. When we first moved to WA, we took all of our water from the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River for years. It was still one of the cleanest rivers in the U.S. at the time. Then people started moving in up river and we had to put in a well. Of course, with both systems, when the power went out once the reserve in the tank was gone, we had no water except what we had stored. We could carry up water from the river to flush with. Yes, I could do that back then. What is a shame is that now there are fewer and fewer of the clean, free flowing rivers left.

  2. Luddy's Lens says:

    Have you seen the “Gasland” documentaries? Fracking is making well water flammable — the film shows people turning on the tap, holding up a lighter, and FLOOM!

    The western world takes way too many things for granted.

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