Every drop of water is precious

We use water for many purposes like drinking, washing, bathing, cooking etc. Most of the time we take water for granted. It is only during the summer season we can understand the value of it, when we have to face its shortage. Water is vital for life on earth. All animals and plants need water to survive. Human beings need water the most. Our body itself contains more then 70% of water. Some vegetables and fruits like tomato and water melon contains more then 95% of water. Water is a big necessity of every man or we can say that it is necessary for every living thing. Plants, animals and humans can't live even a day without water. If we don't drink water, one full day we start feeling dizziness. Plants wilt and ultimately can dry if they are not properly watered.

The amount of water needed by a person for drinking, washing, cooking and maintaining proper hygiene is aproximately of 50 liters per person per day. This amount is about two or three buckets of water per person. If we get this amount of water we should consider our self fortunate, because in today's world many areas are suffering from the water scarcity. In some places, especially during summer months there is an acute shortage of water. Taps running dry in many areas, we can see long queues for water, people fights for their turns. After such a mess also they do not get sufficient water for their needs. We can also see many marches, rallies and protests etc…..by the local people, for the demand of water. It is a common sight which can be seen during summer season. But some parts or the desert areas suffer this problem through out the year. 

The planet, where we all live is earth. When we see our earth from the space it appears blue in colour. This is because 71% of earth is covered with water. There are many vast oceans, seas, rivers, lakes etc. But all these are going dry day by day. Shortage of water has become a world wide problem, especially in the under developed areas. In those areas water supply is appropriate. There are no water lines connected, yet. The people there have to walk several kilometers to fetch water. They draw water from the nearby lakes, rivers or some wells etc. The people of these areas have to suffer a lot.

Therefore, the water cycle is necessary for all life on earth. The main reason of the scarcity of water is the increasing population. Because of this increasing population there is a rapid growth of industries, irrigation requirement are growing day by day. We need to be worried about this problem. We all should thing about this increasing population and the bad affects of this increment. The main thing is that, only the humans can save this earth. Animals and plants also need water, but they can't help us in water conservation. Humans only will have to take proper steps to save and conserve water. 

For human beings there are number of ways, they can adopt to minimize the wastage of water. Few of them can be such as turn the tap off while not in use, as while brushing or washing clothes or vegetables etc. You should not let your children to pollute the water. Don't throw the water unnecessarily. Use less water for bathing. Adopt the rain water for some purposes. Mop the floors instead of washing them. And in the same way there are many ways by which we can save water. We should make each and every person aware of the problems which arise due to the scarcity of water on earth..
If there is water then only our future is safe. Therefore, from today only lets all of us start saving each and every drop of water. The only drop saved by each person can give life to the other person who needs it. Conserve this precious resource.
                      MUH PLAVIOUS KIENYUI 
                          NAYD CAMEROON 


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