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5 Deadly Threats to Our Precious Drinking Water Supply


Environment  (tags: water, pollution, environment, destruction, ecosystems, oceans, nature, politics, protection )

Cal
- 1077 days ago - alternet.org
World Water Day is a chance to stop and realize that humanity is facing a frightening water crisis.



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Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 3:22 am
noted
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 5:03 am
thank you Cal, noted
 

Jennifer C. (168)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 6:05 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Penelope P. (222)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 6:48 am
Have I got that right! 4500O people in Detroit alone had their water supply cut off for unpaid bills?
884 people world wide without clean drinking water
 

Michela m. (4041)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 7:26 am
POSTED in:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1339141&saved=1

WHERE A LOT OF PETITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE SIGNED...........
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 9:53 am
Noted, thanks Cal. Hope the EPA and other countries are aware of all the water criminals (also to the air and soil) and are Not a part of the crimes by looking away. The world is such a polluted mess because of us and our short term investments for survival of the moment.
 

divergent revolution (333)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 10:33 am
I've been reading that americans use 200 gallons of water a day.I crossed the Atlantic ocean with six people on the same amount.
 

Carol Cowbrough (97)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 1:32 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:07 pm
protect our water supply
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:08 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:08 pm
only 3% of the worlds water is fresh water so the supply is limited unless we desalt the rest
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:13 pm
This makes you realise how precious water is :) : http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/road-to-rio/secret-life-drinking-water/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:15 pm
What an eye opening article. I never realized the EPA has become basically non-effective, nor did I realize this country is in such trouble in terms of its water supply.
I know my situation doesn't compare to many parts of the country, but for years when I lived in Northern NJ, I had my own well. I didn't pay for water. When I moved, and saw my first water bill, I nearly fell over. This is to pay for water that is so hard, I don't drink it(add gallons of bought water to my bill).
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:16 pm
Hopefully this link will work better: http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/road-to-rio/secret-life-drinking-water/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:55 pm
This is so very sad...just breaks my heart ...
 

. (0)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 3:21 pm
Donate water for free:
http://www.charitii.com/
http://www.clickforyourcharity.org/
http://www.ripple.org/
 

Michael Kirkby (90)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 4:00 pm
What is happening in America?
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 4:04 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 4:34 pm
Signed & Noted!
We are killing ourselves by letting the corporations take advantage of our precious resources. What a Shame!!
 

Nicole W. (652)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 4:36 pm
thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 4:41 pm
you can tell a lot about a person or society by the way it treats the beings it doesn't think it has to treat well
if we devalue anything we stand to lose everything
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

. (0)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 5:04 pm
Unfortunately like a lot of other people, I also take turning that tap on and seeing nice clean fresh water and taking in for granted. Thank you for posting this article Cal.
 

Dave C. (232)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 6:11 pm
noted, very sad....
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 10:52 pm
Privatization? Licenses to pollute? Dirty energy? Sounds as though GREED has an awful lot to do with the problem! Sometimes I think that GREED is one of the biggest problems in the world!
 

alicia m. (96)
Friday March 23, 2012, 12:10 am
noted, gracias y gracias Michela
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (290)
Friday March 23, 2012, 2:29 am
Outrageous
 

John Gregoire (269)
Friday March 23, 2012, 5:12 am
Thanks, good article.
 

Anna L. (81)
Friday March 23, 2012, 6:56 am
It's horrible! Why people are so stupid?
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday March 23, 2012, 7:01 am
Access to clean, safe water is a basic right not only for humans but for every living thing on this planet. Please do your part by not putting toxic substances and medications down drains.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday March 23, 2012, 9:08 am
Need to keep it in the news to ensure progress is made.
 

. (0)
Friday March 23, 2012, 10:51 am
I live in England where our water is provided by private companies but access to water is guaranteed. Since water provision was privatised in England we have seen some improvements, much of our system, particularly in London was really old, having been built following the 'Great Stink' (basically during a particularly hot summer the River Thames, which runs past our Parliament Buildings, stank so much that our Government couldn't put up with the smell and decided to do something about it - funny how they waited until they were affected!!). Providing clean water and dealing with foul water, was essential then and it is now - hopefully it will not take the equivalent of another 'Great Stink' before something is done in the US.
 

Danny M. (88)
Friday March 23, 2012, 1:08 pm
Noted. Thanks!
 

Pamela C. (75)
Friday March 23, 2012, 2:45 pm
It is up to us to be vigilant, aware, and protest.
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 1:34 am

noted.....Bad bastards..!!
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday April 2, 2012, 3:53 pm
Noted and thanx Cal :-)
 

Maria S. (95)
Monday August 20, 2012, 9:37 am
Noted. Thanks Cal.
 

Muriel Servaege (54)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:04 am
Noted. Thank you, Cal. When I was a little girl i used to play in the wood across the street. There was a river with frogs and toads, salamanders and tritons. There were also all sorts of insects, not only flies but a lot of grasshoppers, a lot of different species of birds. There were also flowers and fruit, such as blackberries or hazelnuts. But one day it was decided to change the river into a sewerage. That was the end of the wood - the animals that depended on the river (frogs, ... but alo of the birds.or grasshoppers. There are not even flowers or fruit now. Incredible. This is what is happening to your water supply.
 

alicia m. (96)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 12:42 am
noted, gracias y gracias michela
 
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