Friday, May 29, 2009

One Tablespoon of Water

I read an article by Jason Grotto in Rotarian magazine that really brings home the issue of water consumption.

Less than 3% of the water on earth is fresh. Of that amount, 60% is trapped in glaciers like this one in Anchorage, AK, where I lived in the ‘80’s.

Another 30% is underground, and just 3% is in lakes and rivers like the ones in North Durham that supply water for the City and County.

So if you could fit all of the earth’s water in a 1 gallon jug, the amount of safe water available for human consumption would be 1 tablespoon.

It is still hard for people to conserve when they see water going over our dams and down to the Ocean. But believe me, somehow it makes its way back.

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