Post Mortem

Save water resource

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 6/30/2019 12:28:22 PM IST

 Water is a resource that nature provides us. All terrestrial life forms need clean water to drink. If there is no water to drink the life forms will perish. Contaminated or dirty water is unsafe for consumption.

We need clean potable water: Human beings need water to drink and cook their food. When human beings consume contaminated water they contract diseases that can be fatal. It is therefore important that humans consume potable water. Other life forms also develop diseases if they consume contaminated water.

Water serves many purposes: Humans need water for many other purposes. Water is needed for agriculture. Humans need water to maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness. Water is also needed for humans to keep their homes and surroundings clean and neat. Lack of cleanliness and hygiene also leads to diseases in man. Water is also needed by people to run certain processes in industries.

Terrestrial life forms may also take a dip in the cool waters of a river, stream or lake when it is hot. Aquatic creatures like fishes live in water bodies. They cannot survive out of water. Water is therefore an essential requirement for all life forms on Planet Earth.

Water is a vital natural resource: Man has been wantonly wasting water in many ways causing shortage of the natural resource. All kinds of non-biodegradable waste like plastics, chemicals and synthetics are dumped into water bodies such as rivers, streams, lakes, seas and oceans thus contaminating and polluting them. If the water is saline, as it is in seas and oceans, it is, of course, unfit for drinking.

But when water bodies, which contain water that can be consumed, are polluted, the water becomes unfit for human consumption. It becomes unfit for animals too to drink. Polluting of water bodies is a menace of grave ecological consequences. Not only can the water be consumed by life forms, creatures that live in the water bodies perish too.

Water should not be wasted: In modern towns and cities river water that is contaminated is treated and purified by municipalities and supplied through a piped supply system to homes. Potable water should therefore not be wasted in our homes. We should use water judiciously. We must also not pollute water bodies. Proper waste disposal is of vital importance so that water bodies are not choked up with domestic and industrial waste. Recycling of water is a means of saving water. Watering gardens and parks with such recycled water is a sound step in saving water.

N. Kalyani

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