I appreciate the value after many stays in many places where there was zero water or water of unhealthy quality.
DC suggests this approach to helping people understand the value of water to them:
Instead of writing down flushes and glasses of water I "challenged" people to turn off their water at say 10 PM, turn it on in the morning for early ablutions and off again, etc., using water to do things but then turn off again for the next 24 hours. (My guess maybe on/off five six times).As I said to an NPR reporter on the Charleston, W VA, spill:
Even interested parties would rather keep track of flushes, brushes, and washes. Just to notice use, but the going downstairs was too annoying...
West Virginia residents have -- at least temporarily -- flipped to a Third World experience of water. The real cost isn't just the bottled water and the paper plates. It's the time spent getting basic needs met.Bottom Line: The value of water depends on how much you have.
"In the developing world, young girls don't go to school because they spend their entire lives gathering water," he says.
For an exceptional exploration of the abuse of "free water," see this (via DR)
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