Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Water, Water, Water!!

I know that many people have no idea where their water comes from, or have any idea how they get clean water. I know this because I used to be one of them. I used to have absolutely no idea how we got clean water in our showers, or how the River stayed so clean…until a few weeks ago.

During one of our mini courses, we were able to visit the Drinking Water Treatment Plant. During my two years of a resident in Dayton, I’ve come to learn how clean and valuable our drinking water is. I’ve also learned how much work goes into making sure this is possible.  All seven days of the week (regardless of the weather), people are working to make sure that Dayton has clean and high quality water pumping into every Dayton home/business/ or facility. With frequent pH checks and filtration/treatment areas, the employee’s at the Drinking Water Treatment Plant have much to do. They hold the responsibility of providing water to every citizen of Dayton everyday, without any room for mistakes.

Visiting the Drinking Water Treatment plant made me realize how much I used to take these employees and our clean water for granted. We are so lucky to live in a city that is capable of providing us with water that we can drink straight from the tap. We are so lucky to have people who are devoted to making sure that our water is of the highest quality. Above all, we are lucky to live in a city that has a treatment plant that is prepared! They have backup machines to their backups. They have a system that only reaches half of its capacity on a normal day, which means that if something were to happen, we have space to expand the water treatment and storage.

The fact that we have an abundant supply of clean water is incredible! I am so thankful for this and have learned a great deal about how we obtain clean water everyday. If you get the chance, you should tour the facility! It’s truly an eye opening experience.

So take a sip, water you waiting for J


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