Reader challenges people to appreciate water

Water will only become valuable or important when individuals are without it.

To the Council of Canadians:

I will challenge people locally via email and letters to the editor to spend six hours without turning on a tap or flushing a toilet on March 22 or 23, which ever day they are at home.

Water will only become valuable or important when individuals are without it.

We can start on World Water Day with some experiential learning giving some increased water awareness – “No tap water for only six hours” – fill containers, bathtub, buckets ahead of time and live for only six hours without turning on your tap when you are at home – so Friday or Saturday. After this experience recall that you are not without water – you prepared and were just without your tap. What would happen if you were not able to fill those containers?

I did suggest this in 2012 to Council of Canadians and also to Okanagan Basin Water Board, but no one replied to me.

Please appreciate your water – both quantity and quality.

Coral Brown, from a recharge and ground water limited rural area of the B.C. South Okanagan. (Twin Lakes)