Water is an essential element that supports life. It touches every aspect of the Earth’s needs, particularly in us humans. It provides benefits in our living from public health, safety, up to the foundation of our economic needs. We depend on water, and we put it to work in a million ways. We know we cannot live and survive without it. But do we entirely know its value?
Think About This
We, humans, are used to turn on the faucet because we have 24/7 access to safe and clean water every day. We regularly use it for almost everything, and sometimes there is no consideration for its consumption. You see, there is this misconception that because the Earth is a body of water, it will not stop providing us with the specific resource. That because we can quickly get it, there is no reason for conserving it at all. We never care about thinking about how complex the technology and system that seem to be required treating and delivering us this vital resource. But this is just another case. Do you know that only a small percent of the total water in the world is fresh? Yes, we might not seem to care because we like to take advantage of the help we get from an expensive and complicated process of water purification. But have you ever thought about those other living things that need it?
How We Often Waste It
We get to enjoy clean water because of the help of the physical system that processes it. There is filtration, distillation, as well as sedimentation. However, we do not take time considering how expensive, radiating, and complicated every inch of this process only to give us the water we often waste. Every time we leave the faucet running by just a couple of minutes, we are already adding a percentage to the extensive process water filtration needs to go through.
How Much Water Do We Entirely Need?
Well, honestly, it is not about how much water we need to survive doing things daily. It is about how much water we can conserve by not thinking that we have plenty. By not setting our minds to unlimited water consumption, we can use even a couple of containers a day. Just think about it. Who needs a gallon of water while brushing their teeth? Who needs an armful amount of water within a 30-minute bath? Who needs to use flowing water while cleaning the house when he can use a bucket of it?
Honestly, not all of us are concern about our water resources. Not all of us know how to conserve it properly. We do not often consider listening to the authorities when they tell us to watch out for our water usage. We merely do not care. Why? That is because we are humans. We are capable of consuming and destroying everything in a blink of an eye. But only a few of us are strong enough not to repeat the same mistakes we do over the years. Sad, but it’s true.