There are 1,001 articles, books, blogs, and pamphlets being written about this very subject at this exact moment.
Why? I’m not smart enough to answer this thoroughly, but water is our fuel and our life force. Look no further than Eric Fowler’s March, 2007 articles entitled “Tapped Out” and his April follow-up “the Great Water Debate” to view the many attributes, battles, and political hot-buttons that water pushes.
But in short, a 15-minute rain storm at my home the other night stopped my viewing of the every-4 years Olympics, as Madeline and I cheered at the giant, descending drops from our kitchen window as she begged to change into her swim suit.
And just moments ago, I watched a squirrel walk across a field with an acorn and small tree limb in its mouth, then settle beneath a water sprinkler, consuming its meal while a steady shower fell upon its head.
Because out of all the reasons in the world to make sure our water is protected, the most important may be the simplest – because it feels good when it runs down our faces.