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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By Ashley Stevenson, Illinois Center for Broadcasting student
Hurricane Sandy, a deadly force of wind and water, leaving destruction in her wake, brought an abundance of water to the East Coast of the United States. Even with early detection and preparation for this natural disaster, we, as a country, were still under-prepared. This grand show of water brings a whole new perspective to my water pressures.
The recent display of power and destruction caused by water comes as a stark contrast from the water shortage in India and other developing countries. In America we have harnessed water for power, for irrigating crops, for cleanliness and food and drink. Water is expected. Water is provided. In contrast, in developing countries, people travel for miles to collect water, and it may not even be drinkable. Whereas I can travel steps indoors and find potable water. Now during Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Americans will have to wait for the water to recede, the power to be reconnected, and normalcy to be returned to our reality.
Not all water pressures are created equal. Too much or not enough, one thing stands true; all living beings need water to survive. As a limited resource, water conservation efforts are important whether your glass is half empty or half full. How do you feel the water pressure? More importantly, how do you alleviate water pressures?