Persuasive Essay On Water Drinking Water

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In a culture obsessed with hydration in the name of ‘health,’ people can and often drink themselves to death, far past the point of safety. Specifically, in developing countries, people will drink water from convenient locations, often the streams closest to them, despite the potentially toxic substances in the water. Time after time, parents are overjoyed to be able to provide their children with water, considering the scarcity of H₂O in third world countries. As a result of thirst, adolescents will greedily consume the water and often find themselves sick as a result of drinking water containing bacteria and harmful chemicals. Every family will have to endure pain and heartache for those who have succumbed to the years of constantly consuming…show more content…
In the State of the Planet newspaper article, “From Wastewater to Drinking Water,” Renee Cho discusses the water shortages and droughts that countries are encountering because of unnecessary waste that emerges from constantly flushing the toilet. By utilizing recycled water in replace of freshwater resources, it “helps recharge groundwater aquifers to prevent the intrusion of saltwater” (Cho 1). By averting the intrusion of saline water, contamination of drinking water is less likely, thus preventing consequences such as endangering the public health and killing vegetation. Furthermore, recycled water is sporadically used in food preparation because it is seen as abnormal to eat or drink something that came from people’s toilets. In fact, the Earth Institute states that only a minuscule percentage of recycled water is used in drinking or cooking because more than half of it is used for industry and landscaping purposes. Although developed countries have the option to use recycled water in food preparation, third world countries have no other choice but to use wastewater, which in turn is wearing down their overall health. If third world countries were to implement water purification systems into their communities, consumers health will drastically…show more content…
In the Time Magazine article, “The World’s Water Supply Could Dip Sharply in 15 Years,” Alice Park speaks about the potential destruction of water in the future. As a result of water shortages, Park believes that “only 60% of the world’s water needs will be met in 2030” (Park 1). Although water covers 70% of Earth, there is not an unlimited supply of this natural resource, therefore, it has to be wisely conserved. If water conservation policies and wastewater purification systems are not implemented, the world will encounter drastic impacts, such as disappearing wetlands and damaged ecosystems. Once water becomes scarce, ecological catastrophes will create food shortages, and wetlands will no longer provide water filtration and flood
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