I have taken clean water for granted! Growing up on lakes in Minnesota, using, wasting, free, clean water in the land of plenty seemed natural. I don’t feel guilty, but embarrassed. I know better now. Clean water is not limitless - rationed in areas not as fortunate as Minnesota. Toxic reservoirs from excess phosphorus use are aplenty. And free no more - Water is as expensive as a latte, at airports. City water bills are increasing. Without a change in the trend, I wonder what’s up for our water future?
What little I do to help will not change the trend. I am always impressed, though, by the power of the masses, when we unite to solve a problem. The little bit each plays, with a united front, solves big problems. Clean water issues are rising and catching the attention of many - it’s encouraging.
I am grateful for clean water - I depend on clean water….. for drinking, cleaning, fresh fish, cooking, sailing, skiing, swimming, photographing.… beauty. Water is medicine for the mind, body and spirit.
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