Fundamental To Us All

Springs are more and more often being threatened with pollution. They are daily contaminated by industrial and muncipal discharge, runoff, spills and airborne pollutants. In time, the ecosystem will be dangerously unbalanced. Other culprits that threaten are agricultural. The toxic synthetic chemicals being used cannot be broken down by natural processes.

Governments announce many a Protection Act; establish Clean Funds to preserve the integrity of water science. They frequently invest in infrastructure and support research yet amongst the general population maintaining a vigilant conscience concerned with a clean safe water supply is difficult.

Most of us remain smilingly ignorant of the problem until a water crisis dominates in the news. One cannot stress enough how important it is for all of us to acknowledge the part we have to play in maintaining a clean water supply, not just for ourselves and our family but for everyone.

What can we do? Well, we can reduce our use of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. We can reduce our use of bleach and detergents. We can also refuse to dispose by flushing down the drain such things as pills, drugs or medications. There are more ways to help and I will leave it up to you the reader to find them.

It feels good to care. It tastes good too.