The Importance of Drinking Water Quality

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Water, H2O (-* H+ +OH- hydrogen ion and hydroxide ion. These ions participate in many important biochemical reactions. Ann Christensen,Arizona Biology Network). The most basic and most needed building block of life. It is also one of the most important, because there is no way we can live without it. If tomorrow all the fossil fuel in the world ran out, we could go any number of ways, but if the water all the water ran out tomorrow. We would be in a whole lot of trouble. With out water there would simply be now life on this planet. From the time the water of this planet started to cool the compounds we have today were forming. At about 3.55-4.55 billion years ago (scientist still can not agree stating the volatile condition of are young planet at the time due to volcanoes, earthquakes, comets, and asteroids. But when ever the first life form appeared which was cyanobacteria. The orinism was cyanobacteria a unicelluerl life form, from it came many other life forms, I do not know enough about the theory of the origins of life to go into further detail.

Water through the ages

Lets look at the way water gets to us. Lets look at its history, its evolution, and its present form today. As early as the ancient Romans waste control has been around though in rudimentary ways. Later during the Middle Ages cesspools and privy vaults were developed, when they were full the first sanitary workers came and emptied them at the owner's expanse. Then onto the 19th and 20th centuries, were vast advances have been made from running water to indoor plumbing, we no longer through trash and refuge into the streets, (during the last few centuries that was one of the major causes of epidemics and deises). We can get water from several sources not all will be clean and safe to drink but they are there. While the United States of America has an abundeced of fresh water (clean drinkable water) that is not true for the rest of the world. Many places rely on aquifers that stores groundwater say a desert where there is rarely any water. And in places with presicis little space for farming underground water stores are a godsend to the farmers. An aquifer can be a confined space or an unconfined space. A confined aquifer is between two layers of rock, and is at a high pressure making it a perfect choice for a well.

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