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Don’t flush water shortage issue

Dear Editor , Hopefully, someone will get the wake-up call after reading Chris Mills’ letter to the editor in last week’s Okotoks Western Wheel. Water shortage is a serious threat to the well-being of the world.
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Dear Editor,

Hopefully, someone will get the wake-up call after reading Chris Mills’ letter to the editor in last week’s Okotoks Western Wheel.

Water shortage is a serious threat to the well-being of the world.

According to modern forecasting and global warming, the Columbia Ice Fields will be non-existent in 50 years.

Seven major rivers begin at the Columbia river.

Chris’ concern is the same as mine and this ‘what good is a water licence if there isn’t any water?’

The concern I have is that my grandkids and future generations will never have the standard of living that I have had.

I still love the flush toilet and let’s get the mind of serious thinkers and at least try to help ourselves

1. Let’s get more usage out of our current supply of water

2. One third of our drinking water is flushed down the toilet. Some countries redirect and recycle bath and shower water through the toilet.

Many cities of the world still pump their sewage into rivers and oceans causing extreme environmental harm.

Cranbrook, B.C. pumps their affluent into a large irrigation system east of the city which produces three very valuable alfalfa crops per year.

This provides food for livestock and uses the affluent wisely.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love and use the flush toilet. When it’s cold I really love the indoor plumbing.

I really think this is the best country in the world to live in and I am willing to make sacrifices to help the next generations.

Stan Richmond

Okotoks

 




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