We have faced water restrictions every year and here we are again. Imagine a hot day mid-summer, we go to turn on our tap for a lovely cold drink of water and for a brief second we think oh! Maybe the city has shut off the water and are doing repairs on the pipes. Then you recognize that the reality is the reservoir is dry and there isn’t any water. Not for bathing, not for washing clothes and not for drinking. Mother Nature has sent the bill. We are nowhere near paid in full.
That’s what happens when you keep adding to a population and not having kept up with the infrastructure. Aren’t the people we elect supposed to be looking after these things? Perhaps but much of the onus is on us. We are unaware and wasteful. There are so many ways to save water and we need to implement them now. Not when the taps tap out.
Don’t think this will happen? I wouldn’t want to bet the farm on it. Let’s just do our part and save every single drop we can. We all count on this precious resource.
Adrienne Ucciferri, Gibsons