Perhaps I’m ranting here, but I consider the PROTECTION of our water sources one of the most key services that our tax dollars pay for. To discover that our government is miserably failing in this aspect twenty percent of the time is simply unacceptable on any level of conscience. We MUST have potable water in order to survive and thrive. Is it not bad enough
that our government permits the PURPOSEFUL addition of carcinogens and toxins in our water (such as fluoride) but now we have to add to that “oopsy daisies” too? We can’t even trust the government with our water supplies. Why in the world would we expect them to handle our currency, our health care, and the rest of the functions of our government?
We know that our nation has received terrorist threats which involve tainting our water supplies. Have these errors simply been some “dry runs” for the terrorists to see just how easy it would be bring this nation to its knees? Think 20% isn’t all that much to worry about? Think again. This is 20% of the WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS, not 20% of the population, folks. As you and I both know there are SEVERAL persons who rely on the same water treatment systems and the subsequent supplies, be it in a home, community, region, etc. What if only 30% of the partakers of that 20% of tainted water were to become seriously ill because of what’s in the water? This would be accomplished easily if ever deadly levels of toxins were allowed to infiltrate the water. As a result, we would have a health crisis more serious than the last 5 years of any type of flu put together! That type of dent in the everyday operations of our country would cause a financial collapse of astronomical proportions. And there would then be an unfathomable domino effect on top of that. Those same water treatment systems are used to supply water to medical and food manufacturers, schools, hospitals, and other vital services. Can you start to see the big picture now?
Water for cooking and drinking
I personally take two things from this article. First, stop relying on the government to take care of your survival on any level. Use a water filter of the best kinds in your home for cooking and drinking. Take responsibility for the cleanliness of your water. Don’t simply purchase water assuming it’s clean and drinkable. Remember, the NY Times article referenced above states that there’s quite a bit of apathy on the part of the treatment facilities. Many are getting away without so much as a hand slap. Secondly, have a significant supply of water that you have stored to then treat in the event that your water supply becomes intolerably tainted. When it comes to this undervalued commodity, we simply can not be too careful.
Fill your water barrels!
You know those barrels that you have in your backyard that are still empty? Get off your duff and get them filled—I don’t care if it’s freezing and snowing outside. It doesn’t matter what kind of hose you’re using. Chlorinated water is better than no water at all. Let’s stop being creampuffs and start showing the kind of stock that we Americans are really made of, shall we?
Ok. That’s the end of my rant. Care to share some of your own?
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