When you are having your relaxing warm shower, do you turn off the shower when you are scrubbing all the dead skin on your body? Do you turn it off when you shampoo your greasy hair after a long day at work or in school? You dont? Oh my, we are totally twins. I bet you dont turn off the tap when you are brushing your teeth, cause we are twins like that.
I was browsing through one of the youth community online web, youthsays.com (its a site that allows you to actually voice out and get paid), when I found one of their campaign on their campaign page. The campaign is about clean water for a healthy world. So far, what come to mind when we mention water is we waste a lot. Yes. That is true, but even if we are not wasting water by turning off the tap while brushing our teeth, turning off the shower when we are shampooing and scrubbing. There are still a bigger problem rather than wastage. Ok, I am not encouraging you to waste. My point is our water source is actually being polluted by a lot of ways that we overlooked.
In most rural places, they source their water from the hill or mountain for fresh water supply. When I say fresh, it is very fresh. It is not treated with any chemical at all, sometimes you can even see fish "swam" from your tap. But then, there is logging. Logging has caused the water turn muddy. They use the water (river) to transport the logs from higher ground to lower ground which polluted the water.
Farming too near to the river will pollute the water too. How? Well, all the pesticide and fertilizer that is not being absorbed by the plant will flow into the river. I guess if you use organic fertilizer, it wont be a big harm except maybe the water taste like, you know. :)
So how important is water? Very. To the extend that water actually have their own day being celebrated. Yes people, mark your calendar, 22 March, celebrate the International World Water Day.
Well, I myself wasnt aware of this campaign before this. I guess you can call me ignorant. But International World Water Day is actually being celebrated internationally on the 22 of March annually. Basically, we focus on how we can raise awareness among public about sustaining a healthy ecosystem. We can start by increasing the quality in water. Start small but think of the change that it will bring us if everyone is taking that small step.
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