When we use water, drink it, cook with it, bathe in it, it’s not “pure.”
Accepting that it’s impure, how “safe” is our water?
The answer is we have cause for concern.
The reasons are obvious in Northern Virginia.
There is the increased density of our population, the accompanying development, the large number of households that use wells, the bad practices that many of us follow that can compromise the water’s “purity,” and, perhaps worst of all, the waste products that industry is allowed by law to dump into the water, also what industry dumps that is unlawful (that it’s not supposed to discharge), and how weakly the feds and the state push back against those who pollute, allowing the general public to absorb the cost and risk to their health and mortality.
We don’t always think of the cycle of water that we take for granted. Continue reading