Thursday, August 25, 2016


In Las Vegas, the driest city in the United States, 339 days a year are without rain or snow. Now that's arid. Our drought pales in comparison.

Three of my Facebook friends take pride in their water barrels. Perhaps I should look into getting a water barrel, but then I worry about standing water. Don't the mosquitos enjoy breeding in standing water? Would a rain barrel's water supply be deemed standing water?

783 million people do not have access to clean, safe water. Several billion people do not have adequate sanitation. This is a Global problem. People, especially children, die because of unsafe water and poor sanitation.

Perhaps our drought will bring us face to face with the enormity of the problem.


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