Colorado Water Crisis

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Water, the most essential nutrient for life. Without it the most basic lifeforms couldn’t exist, much less humans. For citizens of Fountain Colorado it’s imperative that we begin to find solutions for the tragedy that has plagued this region of Colorado. There isn’t a definitive reason for the water crisis that has recently struck Fountain Colorado, but there’s plenty of finger pointing from all parties involved such as health departments, local military, utility companies and even city officials themselves aren’t willing to take responsibility. Although these officials have taken precautionary measures to mitigate damage to human life such as shutting off seven city water valves there still isn’t enough action being taken to directly affect …show more content…
When it comes to city drinking water and it’s almost never talked about. Although water is odorless, colorless and tasteless not all water is created equal. In fact, you may be surprised to know that the most readily available water we have through tap water has many chemicals added in order to treat the water. Many of these chemicals are explained as keeping bacteria and other harmful organisms from colonizing the water and entering into our bodies but those same chemicals have the potential to be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than these …show more content…
are also being contaminated with chemicals that aren’t making news because we’ve been told that they’re to our benefit. Maybe it’s time to stop waiting for chemicals to leak into our water before we’re concerned about our cities water. In this case ignorance must not be bliss, instead it’s time we know what’s being put into our drinking water that we’re consuming and make critical differences for our health and the health of future generations. “Flouridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century.” Robert Carlton, PH.D and Former EPA scientist. It’s up to us to head Dr. Carlton’s warning and not turn a blind eye, our lives depend on

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