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Water, Water, Everywhere And Not A Drop To Drink

 

 

 

 

 

WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE, AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK

My journey to you began 868 years ago. I was tiny, distances seemed vast, and everything took a very long time.

When I first rained to the ground, five miles from where you are standing now, I was a teeny drop, and I hit with the force of thunder. Pelted into the soil, I began the long descent, pulled ever downwards by great force. The rocks were ragged, jagged, steep and sharp; they flayed me alive as I crawled, stripping everything from me that could not squeeze past and jarring loose bits of minerals. Those not pulverized into dust by their fall began to follow me, and together we trickled slowly down, one inch each day, into the vast dark.

It took about 868 years to travel those rocky five miles, 316,800 inches, at one inch per day, for 365 days every day, every year. When we finally reached our joining, merging with others long missed, we were joyous. It was rich and sweet and time for rest.

Then one day, you dug your well. You pulled, and pulled, until we gushed forth, to do your bidding. We were plentiful. We should have met your needs, but your demands were extravagant and excessive .

You took fifteen gallons of us to wash one shirt, when we could wash twenty shirts in five gallons. Vast amounts of us were sprayed into the air during the hottest part of each day, over inedible brown grass called lawns, and we evaporated from the heat before ever reaching into the ground. The grass stayed brown because we could not reach it, yet you persisted in this useless, wasteful folly, to hydrate things you cannot eat that you do not truly need.

It took us more than eight of your lifetimes to create the groundwater that feeds your well. In less than fifty years, you undid 868 years of effort.

Long before you signed the Magna Carta in England, we collected one drop at a time, one inch at a time, accumulating during a time free of pollution. You are unlikely ever again to have water of this quality on this planet. The fresh water coming out of your faucet is over 868 years old.

A tree grows back in one lifetime; water cannot. Water does not grow quickly like trees. Water is NOT A RENEWABLE RESOURCE during your lifetime. Water is a RECHARGEABLE resource requiring MANY lifetimes. There is only so much water in reserve and once used, it is gone, for many lifetimes to come.

You know that overproduction of water from any aquifer will eliminate it from use. You should be conservative with your water demands. Use your knowledge to preserve your water supplies.

You cannot dig wells deeper forever; this fails. When your wells run dry and brim with salt, all of you will suffer. There is no place to go nearby where you can share water. You cannot make enough drinking water fast enough on your own for all of you to survive. You will be forced to abandon your worthless homes and move on, for you must have water. What will you do? Where will you go? Regrets will be useless. Your species forces things to extinction, including yourselves. Is this scary? It should be. Perhaps if you are forced to stop and think, you will think to stop.

CONSERVE WATER. THERE IS NONE TO SPARE.


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