It's raining, and all of this rainwater is going to waste. I attended a workshop a few weeks ago where someone spoke about the wonders of rainwater harvesting. I've read that if everyone did it, we wouldn't have any water problems.
Maybe we would have fewer health problems too, because we wouldn't be using water extracted from tens or hundreds of feed below the ground, mixed with God knows what. The city is going to flood or at the very least, stagnate, if this keeps up a while longer. Everywhere I go, people are talking about water and the water shortage in Chennai. Everyone is buying water. Everyone is worrying about water. But we're letting all this water go to waste. We're closing up the ground, paving over every inch of open space we find, and stopping all of this water from at least naturally going back into the ground. Why? Really, why?
See the house in front? It was built less than five years ago, replacing a small house on a large open plot of land covered with trees. They paved it over inch for inch and cut down most of the trees. It's not because they didn't know better. I know this for a fact.
Everywhere I look, it's the same story. No water. Water everywhere. Water shortage problems. Water stagnation problems. Water contamination problems. What are we doing?
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