World Water Day is March 22…
What comes to mind when you hear the words “Flint Michigan”?
As of late, it is probably WATER. Lead poisoned water, sick children, an outraged community, and a swarm of citizens and media asking a beleaguered government:
“How could you let this happen?” followed by “You need to fix the problem!”
That is a fair question and a fair expectation. The leadership should be accountable for their actions and lack of actions. To compromise water/health-safety for the sake of a budget is an affront to our “life, liberty, and the pursuit of ANYTHING…” That sentiment is shared by many of us even though we are blessed to live in a region where we have abundant pristine water. But if something like that could happen in Flint, couldn’t it happen here as well?
Shifting our focus just slightly: What comes to mind when you hear the words
“Garde Saline” or “Xesiguan Chimaltenago”?
Chances are, if you haven’t been on a certain mission project, you may have never heard of these communities. Yet, they are far better examples of the challenges to health and wellbeing that is faced daily due to inadequate clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.
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