Water, Water, Water - The Critical Necessity of Safe Water (#12)
Unsafe water and waterborne disease kill more people worldwide than anything else – violence, war, etc. We won’t get into all the statistics here, but they are grim in a way that’s hard for people in a first world country to begin to comprehend. Walking miles each day for safe water is so far out of our frame of reference it almost doesn’t compute.
Safe and fresh water is something we all take for granted every single day.
The reality is that safe water is concern number one, two, and three for your family.
Nothing else even comes close.
It’s hard for most of us to think about a lack of access to clean and safe water, but it can happen. There could be a time when safe water doesn’t pour out of your faucets on demand.
What are some ways your water source could be contaminated or even lost? A few include:
- Routine water main break due to maintenance are age issues
- Loss of power to deliver the water
- Natural disaster that breaks the pipes that deliver water
- Sabotage of water treatment facilities
There are other even grimmer possibilities, but these are the most likely.
If you’ve ever lived through a boil water advisory for a few days, you know how hard it is to boil all the water you need for everything.
If you’ve ever lived through a no-contact advisory where you aren’t even supposed to shower or wash your hands with the water, then you know how old that gets very quickly.
I’ve lived through both and they are no fun. They make everything more challenging and time-consuming.
Now imagine if that happened on a large scale. For several days.
Or a week.
How long would your family stay hydrated?
How would your family stay clean?
How would you cook and eat?
Safe water is the foundation of everything when it comes to taking care of your loved ones.
Thankful wife of David for 22 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks