The Importance Of Tap Water

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Water is the most important part of our survival. Almost every action that goes on in our bodies to keep us alive and breathing, requires water to complete. Without water our body wouldn’t be able to function and we would not be able to live. It is because of this that it is important for us to understand more about water. How much water do we really need to stay healthy? Is bottled water really that much cleaner than tap water? What risks threaten our water supply? These are important questions that we all should know the answer to considering how important water is in our daily lives. In this report, I will research all these questions and answer them in as full detail as possible in order to give a better understanding of what should be …show more content…
There are many different theories on how much water is a healthy amount to drink each day. It is said that you should drink half of your weight in water, or maybe "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day". Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine, and bowel movements. The Institute of Medicine says that in order to replenish water that is lost throughout your daily schedule, the average, healthy males should drink roughly 13 cups of water a day, which adds up to about 3 liters, and 9 cups a day for women, which would be about 2.2 liters. The theory says you should drink 8 glasses a day which is about 1.9 liters. This is close to the recommendations the institute of medicine suggests but is not reinforced by nearly as much evidence. If you take these theories to heart you can create a pretty good idea of …show more content…
In fact, twice last year the water supply of a major American city was cut off due to pollution. An article in the New York Times titled “The Threats to Our Drinking Water” says, “But now we recognize that runoff from farms, lawns, streets and parking lots is a major problem across the country and more difficult to control because of its ubiquity” (David S. Beckman). Pollution is a major threat in the United States. Water can get polluted by many things including: leaky sewage, oil drilling, and outdated infrastructure. Cole mining can pollute streams and waters and make it dangerous for not only sea life, but also humans. Many people take clean water for granted every day. Many American households use excessive amounts of water, most of that water wasted is in the shower. Saving water in our homes is a great way to start fixing the risks to our water supply, but it will not solve all of our problems. Global Warming, whether the skeptics believe it or not, can affect our fresh water and add salt to it especially during tropical storms and hurricanes. The growing population also threatens our water supply. There’s only a certain amount of people who can live on Earth before its resources are gone. It is said that by 2030 one third of the global population, mainly concentrated in developing countries, will have only half the amount of naturally renewed water available they

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