Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Save the Water


Summer is here and it's time for mangoes, ice creams, cool drinks and thinking up ways to fight the heat. It is also the season when you would like to have several baths and perhaps even a swim to beat the heat. But have you ever-wondered how different summer will be if there was no water? We take water so much for granted yet we cannot live without it. Almost three-fourths of the surface of the earth is covered with water. You may ask, so why worry about water?

But have you realized that 97 per cent of the water on earth is in the oceans? This water cannot be directly used to meet any of our daily needs. Almost two per cent of the water is stored in ice caps and glaciers and again cannot be used, unless melted. That leaves us with just one per cent to meet all the needs of all living beings. This is what we call freshwater and this is found in ponds, lakes, rivers and some of this is underground. Can you think of all the uses of water in our daily lives? It is this one per cent that meets all these needs.

It is because of this scarcity that we have to be really careful about how this water is used. World over there is a growing concern about the depleting water sources. With the increased population and industrial growth around the world, there is more and more demand on water. In cities like Chennai there is a price on drinking water. (The people in Tamil Nadu are luck to face this year’s summer season, because of heavy rain and the plan of Rainwater collecting). Then there is the reality of the skewed distribution of water. We know that there are some localities in our cities that enjoy water all round the clock, while others are deprived for days. The insensitivity of some is glaring when they use this scare resource to hose their cars or water their manicured gardens, and all the while, people go thirsty. There is also the growing pollution of water sources all over the world. This pollution is caused by water released from several industries or sometimes even an accident or disaster in water bodies, which causes the release of pollutants in the water. There are several areas in the country where water has become unfit for drinking because of this.

So next time you keep the tap running, while you brush your teeth or wash your face think about it. By closing the tap, you may be helping someone, somewhere, to get a bucketful of water.

18 comments:

Ghost Particle said...

its now or never...soon everything will be finished and we will be scavenging for it.

Bhamini said...

This problem's similar to the population one. Only a few enlightened ones follow all the rules while the great unwashed multitude is on a rampage...having 5 kids on an avg, marrying thrice,depleting ground water and wasting more water than the planet has....so on & so forth.

aruna said...

as always good one !!

My days(Gops) said...

nice message jeevan...
PS:- i nvr waste water

Keshi said...

Goshhh Jeevan I cant even wash my car these days cos Aus is saving water too...and if they see us washing out car, we have a chance of getting fined heavily..so my car right now looks like a dirty loser...lol! SOBBBBBZ!

Keshi.

Adaengappa !! said...

Need of the hour !
Nice post :-),as ever !!

Guys,
Jeevan ku Oh podu !!

Shuba said...

Message of the season ..Well Done

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Good though Jeevan..!! I hope everyone reads and follow this important message.

Here...sometimes, they ask people to ration water. People can't water their lawns..etc.!

Jeevan said...

GP - hope that situation should not come in future, if we save te water.

Bhamini - the government should bring one child for a couple, to control the population. we are using less amount of water for drinking, and hight amount for domestic use.

aruna - Thanks

Gops - me too nvr waste water:)

Jeevan said...

Keshi - so sad for your car. fine for washing car in water, what can i tell:(

Adengappa - Hi Friends, Thanks for your "Oh podu". :)

Shuba - Thank you.

Venkitu - we can also expect a Water Bunk in future, to buy water in liters. Thanks friend, i hope everyone is saving water:)

monu said...

good one jeevan..it is the need of the hour in summer!

smiley said...

Jeevan, good info. hopefully we will have some thundershowers during the summer. One kid a couple, too late for that :)

Jeevan said...

Monu - thanks, now a days i am drinking at least 10 glass of water every day.

Smiley - Thanks you:) i said to the future couples.

lil _kath said...

..aww thanx for the info jeevan ^_^

-kathy-

Keshi said...

aha :(

Keshi.

Jeevan said...

Kathy – thanks for read:)

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