Good water quality and its importance is a topic that needs more attention than it is getting. If you are an adult, you body is losing about 10 glasses of water daily. That water must be replaced, but thought should be taken as to what is used to replace the loss.
Four Questions about Water Quality
Good water quality importance has a large impact on us, since the human body is composed of about 67% water. As you think of the importance of good water quality, ask yourself a few questions.
- My brain is about 85% water. Do I want to circulate contaminated water through my brain? Do I want chlorine in my brain’s water? Do I want detergents and microorganisms? How important is my brain’s water quality?
- My blood is about 79% water. Am I comfortable with the knowledge that I might be circulating water-contaminated blood to every cell in my body? Does it concern me that I might be circulating inferior quality water through my heart, the most important “engine” I have? Do I care about my blood’s water quality?
- My eyes are protected by water that I drink. What kind of water do I want circulating around my eyes, protecting them from blindness? Is it all right if my eye’s water quality has contaminants in it?
- Over my lifetime, if I live an average life, I will take in more than 16,000 gallons of water. What importance should I place on water quality?
Camel in the Tent
Good water quality and its importance is a topic that, if ignored, will eventually become an emergency topic.
An old story tells of a camel that wanted to put his nose inside the tent one night. He asked his master for permission, telling him that it was cold and stormy outside. The master agreed, and went back to sleep. A little later, the man awakened to find the camel’s head and neck had followed his nose into the tent.
The camel was moving his head from side to side. He asked permission this time to put his forelegs in the tent so he could stand more comfortably. Soon, he asked to move into the tent completely so the flap could close. At each request, the man said, “Yes,” and moved to make room. Once the camel was in the tent, the man went back to sleep. The next time he awakened, he was outside in the storm and the camel had the tent to itself.
Gradually, we have given our government power to allow additives to enter our drinking water. Gradually, we have watched them make allowance for contaminants and microorganisms. How long until the camel is completely in the tent?