Sunday, February 22, 2009


There has never been a time in my life when water wasn’t significant to my deepest feelings about life. I was born and lived near or on the Great Lakes. With our young family, we chose to lease camping space on the Stanislaus River where the kids could fish, learn to swim, hunt crawdads, watch salmon spawn, pick berries and cattails. I bought river property for vacationing and retirement. Its life sustaining properties seduce my back-to-earth fantasies and genuine survival instincts. Land, water, growing your own food… America, where access to clean, safe drinking water is a basic right.
That is, it used to be. Our government is turning over public water systems to private corporations. And why not? They can make a great profit…just think. Coca-Cola sold $346 million dollars in Dasani bottled water in one year. Nestle sold $200 million in Poland Spring that same year. So, now we have EXPENSIVE water, sold in plastic that leaches chemicals into our water. Its not cleaner nor safer. The plastic is trashing our environment. In the past three years the Federal Government has slashed funds for clean water in half. Multinational corporations are swooping in to buy up our public water systems. It takes 47 million gallons of oil to produce those plastic bottles.
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