Do you ever wonder to yourself where the water we drink comes from? Interesting question isn’t it considering that 71% of the Earth is covered by water. The oceans hold about 96.5% of ALL of Earth’s water. So why is it that some people in the world don’t have enough water? I’m here to answer those questions.
You see, the water we drink either has to be fresh water and filtered through a system. There is only about 3.5% of fresh water in lakes, glaciers and polar ice caps. That’s the only drinkable water that doesn’t have to be filtered extensively. 65% of our drinking water actually comes from rivers and streams. Then there are companies that create systems to filter that water from the rivers and lakes and treats it to federal and provincial required purity water levels. After the water is deemed safe enough for us, it is pumped into our homes. Some homes even have their own filtering system to pump in the water from the kitchen sink through an even more purified filter system so that it is safe to drink. There are so many places in the world where people are not able to gain access to clean, purified water. This causes diseases and viruses due to unclean and unhealthy water. This may cause huge damages to the health and nervous system. We need to find more fresh water along with more processes of filtering water. This can be done through extensive research with the help of ROV’s (remotely operated vehicles), also known as Underwater Drones and other tools.
Yes, the water system is a cycle which includes precipitation. Water can also be found underground. However, all ways of getting water is complicated and takes a lot of time, energy, effort, and funds in order to process it correctly. We need to find ways of getting water to those who aren’t able to access clean water more efficiently and effectively.