Contaminating the Water
The most vital natural resource needed by humans is water. This
odorless, formless, and tasteless chemical is essential to everything in life. Water makes up 2/3 of our body
weight, our brain is 95% water, and without the proper amount of water our bodies become dehydrated and
cannot function. It is estimated that 75% of Americans are unknowingly suffering from chronic dehydration.
Intense dehydration can lead to black outs, where mild symptoms can include hunger, difficulties in focusing
Water is a major component in most of our lives. It forms the base of
our saliva; forms the fluid in our joints, regulates our body temperature, alleviates constipation, prevents
dry skin, prevents colon, bladder, and breast cancer, and regulates our appetites and metabolism.
With water being vital to life it would seem a likely target of those
attempting to control people. In the United States there is an ongoing attack on our water supply. We have
had no legislation designed to conserve water, but have actually lessened what regulations there were.
Currently our water supply is constantly being contaminated by
companies such as Monsanto through the use of their Round Up pesticide which is contaminating food crops and
run off into water streams. Monsanto
started out as one of the planet’s largest chemical companies is
also responsible for such chemical compounds as Agent Orange, Bovine Growth Hormone, PCBs and
In terms of dollars, Monsanto’s profits on Round Up have more
than doubled since 2009 as more and more carcinogens are not only reaching our foods, but are draining into our
Another major contributor to contaminated water is
In recent years the emergence of the hydraulic fracturing
process of mining for oil and gas,
fracking, has dramatically heightened the decimating of our water supply as it draws millions of gallons of
water each day from each mine. Presently, there are thousands of mines in the United
The sabotaging of our water
supply is being heightened as Janet C.
Phalen has attempted to point out. The drought in California may be an initial sign of things to come. WAKE UP
AMERICA! Remember - the worst threat is from the enemy within.
The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is designed to pass right over
the largest aquifer in the United States. That water mass serves millions of households and farmlands. The land
over which this pipeline is to travel has long been desired. Several years ago one might remember John Paul Getty
attempted to take over that same land path for Wind Power. Being an oil mogel it might be thought this to be quite
unordinary, however with control of that land would the pipeline be a done deal without the supposed debate that is
presently going on? One can only guess.
The greatest Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) is poisoning our
According to GlobalIssues.org water problems affect half of humanity:
Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water,
and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.
Almost 2 in three people lacking access to clean water survive on less than $2 a
day, with one in three living on less than $1 a day.
More than 660 million people without sanitation live on less than $2 a day, and
more than 385 million on less than $1 a day
Access to piped water into the household averages about 85% for the wealthiest 20%
of the population, compared with 25% for the poorest 20%.
1.8 billion people who have access to a water source within 1 kilometer, but not
in their house or yard, consume around 20 litres per day. In the United Kingdom the average person uses
more than 50 litres of water a day flushing toilets (where average daily water usage is abot 150 liters
a day. The highest average water use in the world is in the United States at 600 litres a
Some 1.8 million child deaths each year as a result of
The loss of 443 million school days each year from water-related
Close to half of all people in developing countries suffering at any given time
from a health problem caused by water and sanitation deficits.
To these human costs can be added the massive economic waste associated with the
water and sanitation deficit...
Knowing these facts still does not convince our bought and paid for legislators to
put a stop to the deliberate contamination of our aquifers. It is only a matter of time when the United States of
America will be on the same level as those billions in developing countries as we will be searching for
Nor does it inspire them to begin a robust effort to conserve the
life's most precious commodity - water.
Some things that might be considered in a water conservation program.