Persuasive Essay On The Problem Of Water

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The United States has a problem with the way we choose to use our water. We are taking many long unnecessary showers, flushing the toilet too often and letting the water run when you brush your teeth. The problem becomes apparent when it 's the summer and when drought occurs. We used water to do most of the household chores including but not limited to cleaning the patio, running a dishwasher, and watering plants. Potable water, which isn’t plentiful, is being used at a higher rate than what we have. In America, “Americans uses 5 billion dollars worth of water whenever they flush their toilet” according to Good Magazine. The way we use water is an insult to the rest of the world who are not as fortunate as us. Western states, like California, in desperate times have water companies set a limit on the water they will allow and will not provide more unless the customer agrees to pay 4 times the original price. Infurious customers can blame themselves, so in order to conserve the water we have we need a solution. Water usage affects everyone as drinking poor water results in more ill people, less water will shorten food supply, and economic prosperity is in danger. The solution to our water scarcity problem is to change how humans currently live to increase our ability to adapt, work ethic…show more content…
Dams are used to provide the country with hydroelectricity and provide water for the people. Dams benefits also include recreation purposes, flood control, water storage, irrigation and river transportation. These benefits are pale in comparisons to their disadvantages. Dams require large sums of money, must be used for a long time, people are forced to move out and it alters the natural water table. Having to force people to move will be running away from the problems as families will choose to live elsewhere. The dams is not a viable solution to aiding water quantity as it is too expensive and can’t help all

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