11 December 2009

running for running water

We awoke this morning to discover that our water pipes had frozen overnight. With no running water, we drove into town (we live out in the country) to use the bathroom at the church and to buy some bottled water at the store. I’m aware of the ecological nightmare that bottled water is, but this was an emergency! Or so we thought…

Before leaving, we called the plumber and left a message on his machine. Upon returning, we found that he had left a message on our machine. He was planning to arrive in about an hour. After putting some heat tape on the pipes, the water was flowing freely.

In about two hours, we had regained a substance that millions, if not billions, of people around the globe still do not have—clean, easily available water. Something to consider the next time we’re tempted to simply waste some H2O.

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