The Water Bill

Also August 18th 2016

And when I went to pay our WATER BILL, this pittance of a fee for the unfathomable privilege of having clean potable life giving water ON TAP, ANY temperature, ANY time, as MUCH as we want… I wept.

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Never thought I’d weep over a truly modest utility bill.  Fine I’m a total weirdo.  But as I understand it, human blood is comprised of about 83% WATER.  It’s literally our LIFE BLOOD.  ON TAP.  In our town there are numerous places it is spewed into the air all summer long for pleasure.

I still get teased by my east coast mother and my midwestern husband for my California drought-inspired water conserving ways.  (And have been ridiculed severely by others in the past.)  And yet now -this gives me no pleasure to say- water scarcity is HERE.  In NEW ENGLAND.  They are rationing water on Cape Cod like we rationed gas in the 70’s.  And just this week 30 miles west of Boston I found myself in a town with a water BAN.  All the counselors and children dutifully managing everyone’s personal water bottle, like we should (instead of the nonstop dumping of plastic bottles).

Colorado is in a drought crisis, California is so dry that much of it is literally on FIRE, and meanwhile Baton Rouge Louisiana has been completely flooded away.  Climate Change is TOTALLY happening all around us and we have an entire Republican Party what refuses to acknowledge it lest environmental restrictions cut into PROFITS.  And neither of our main two presidential candidates show any prospect whatsoever of conducting themselves as stewards of the planet.

 

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