A day doesn’t go by where you do not hear something in the news about a water crisis, conservation effort, water fees/fines, or something else relating to water. What are some of the things people are saying?
“Especially this year, the worst drought year California has ever seen, it’s more important than ever to crack down on water theft,” Rep. Huffman
“When people think water is free, they use much more water than is necessary,” said Asit K. Biswas
“If the right to water was regulated in the constitution, we wouldn’t be caught up in this conflict,” David Díaz
“Sometimes, I take a bucket to the pump in my yard to get water forgetting that it is dry,” said Naomi Mhinga who is battling cancer and says that queuing for water trucks in the hot sun is exhausting.
“It was roughly 8-10 days after they drilled and started fracking that well, that we began to notice the smell and the taste,” Rivas says.
“Tucson Water does not fluoridate the water it delivers,” said Susanna Eden
“I hope they act fast because the poisoned water is ruining everything,” Singh said from his wheelchair.
“In that part of the city we have sewer and water infrastructure that in some cases is over 100 years old, and we’re going to need to deal with that,” said Mayor Jon Mitchell.
“It is almost a year after the chemical leak, and no meaningful action has been taken to improve the physical infrastructure of our water system,” said Karan Ireland
“Any water that you use for consumption, you need to bring that water to a rolling boil for one minute,” Director of the Office of Environmental Health, Leslie Royals said.
“From the time I can remember we didn’t have running water,” says Griffin. “I remember when I was seven years old and we had to go out and get water for doing dishes or washing clothes but we still couldn’t drink it.”
“The health of our iconic waterways and stewardship of America’s water resources are integral to our economic success as well as our quality of life,” said the businesses in a letter to be delivered to EPA officials tomorrow.