Matthew D.Nicholas Professor Kimberly Sullivan English 101 20 August 2014 Argumentative Water Essay There is a water crisis which faces many parts of the world and it is a threat to survival of human beings since humans are primarily dependent on water. Shortage in drinking water is beginning to show its effects in first world countries, but is a current major problem facing lesser developed countries which have not taken drastic steps to harvest water and purify it to make it safe for human consumption. In developed countries the population growth has strained available water resources and stretched the ability of governments and private firms to provide safe drinking water to the vast majority of the population. Seventy one percent of
Zacheriah Anderson The Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl was considered one of the worst droughts in America in the past century. The drought was brought on by changing climate in the mid-west; the drought during the Dust Bowl affected nearly two-thirds of the country along with parts of Mexico and Canada. Let’s take a look
On March 27, 2014, Wade Graham of the San Francisco Chronicle reported “The Water Revolution California needs.” California is having a severe drought. Wade Graham tells his readers that California is in a serious water crisis. The state of California needs to make strict changes to how water is being
Collecting Rain Water Runoff Legal or Not Currently Colorado prohibits the collection of water runoff, except for certain cases where permission is granted, and how you get permission is still a mystery. Otherwise you cannot collect rain water runoff even in small amounts for personal use. Nevada has some very vague
So it’s not unlike having several straws in a glass, and everyone drinking at the same time, and no one really watching the level.” (Source 3). The farmers are always drilling the groundwater and the citizens get stuck with whatever is left. The farmers are more worried about the economy and their crops. It really isn’t fair if the farmers acquire almost all the water and the people don’t. We need water for almost everything. We can’t just be wearing dirty clothes or be smelling very repetitive everyday. If we also don’t take showers, we can receive illnesses and become really
What if you had no water to bathe, wash dishes, or even drink? This is the future we face here in California if the state doesn’t act to conserve our water and ensure that it is wasted as little as possible. California is in its 3rd year of a debilitating drought, and many citizens, especially farmers are dangerously tapping more into an nonrenewable resource: groundwater. In light of the severity of current and future problems that have or will result from the depletion of the fast-emptying subterranean reserves of water, California’s Legislature has introduced a new bill designed to limit and control the use of groundwater, a decision that all other western states have already made. I believe that this new bill is necessary to prevent California
California’s Drought: It was a blistering summer day and it was so hot you could fry eggs on the sidewalk. I remember the day as clearly as if it happenned yesterday. The water ninjas were prowling the streets. Mocking undercover espionage and often anonymous, they secretly watch you, snapping away photos of all your wastefulness with their iPhones. Then uploading the evidence for the world to see – and the newly empowered local Glendale water agency – to blatantly see. Within five minutes of me starting to wash my car, I look behind me and there were the water district people. They did the whole calling me “mam” cliche and asking whether I knew the laws. In the end, they wrote me up a citation for using water on a non watering day. This is just an example of an incident that can occur when excess watering occurs. Luckily for me I managed to get out of the citation for being a first time offender and promising not to do it again. Many of the conventional beliefs have laid blame on the homeowners hooked on having the shiny clean cars, crisp green lawns, and sparkling swimming pools. However, the conventional beliefs don’t always tell the whole story. The truth is California communities all across the state have tremendously reduced their average water consumption. There have been both successes and failures in the fronts of California’s drought and the conservation efforts, but as we go forward there is a definite need in better planning.
This man Jose Lopez is saying that in 37 years, this water rule has never happened, “I’ve been here in the same house for 37 years and this has never happened before,” says Jose Lopez, 67, as he filled eight big containers in his pick-up truck with water from a 5,000-gallon roadside tank that Tulare County authorities installed in early August as the number of waterless homes soared “ (Source 2). Just over 95 percent of the state now faces severe drought conditions and nearly 60 percent is an exceptional drought, the highest of five rankings by the US drought monitor. This is bad because without water, what will we grow and bathe in, if ranchers keep this up they won’t be able
“For Angelica Gallegos, the worst part has been going without a shower for five months” (Source 2). There is an ongoing drought in California citizens need water, however farmers need it too. California should control aquifers. Consequently,“Officials say at least 1,300 people have lost their
Globally, over seven hundred and eighty-three million people do not have access to clean water (The Water Project, 2016). Millions of people have to struggle endlessly to fill up pails of water for themselves and their families; however, this does not happen in America. Water contamination and access, or lack
The way Americans use water all depends on the location and how much water is readily available. California, a dry state with scarce water supply, versus Florida, a tropical state with more water resources, have very different ways of using water throughout the day. For example, Coastal southern California has cutting-edge water usage policies, including mandatory low-flow toilets and strict lawn watering laws (Pickert, 19). Compared to Florida, which has an adequate water supply, Floridians still use more water than what is available, and have very little water usage policies to resolve this issue (Behn, 45). Although there are many issues concerning water usage in Florida and California, there are many ways in which they can be resolved,
In my satire activity I picked the topic of ending World Thirst by using a compelling article voicing my opinion about the importance of this worldwide obstacle. The primary goal for this article is to end World Thirst indefinitely by sharing the idea that if all the citizens in
According to the State Water Resources Board (2015), there are water conservation actions that must be taken by the public, restaurants, and water suppliers to meet the state requirements. The public must stop using potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways, using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars, using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water, and using outdoor irrigation during and 48 hours following measurable precipitation. Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request and hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily (“Emergency Conservation Regulations,” n.d, 2015). Water suppliers must impose restrictions on outdoor irrigation, notify customers about leaks that are within the customer’s control, report on water use monthly and report on compliance and enforcement ((“Emergency Conservation Regulations,” n.d, 2015).
Have you ever felt uncomfortable about not taking a shower for two or more days? Well, for many Californians that rely on failing water pumps, many of them haven’t taken a shower in over two to five months. Three years of over-pumping has caused the water supply in our underground aquifers to slowly dry up because farmers are pumping more water out than can be replaced by the rain. Now, because many towns are starting to lose their water due to their reliance on aquifer pumps, legislation is being considered. But this decision to put a cap on those pumps has many farmers upset, for these farmers believe that they should have an unlimited access to water. One farmer said that “The city folk are biting the hand that feeds them.” But as many farmers believe that they should have unlimited access to the pumps, many people in the cities that have no water believe that there should be
In today’s society, the idea of a limited resource is not a foreign concept. Most people understand that eventually humans will use up many of these resources, such as fossil fuels, and they will cease to exist. However, very rarely does a conversation about limited resources get started over the water. While water itself is not a limited resource, clean drinkable water is becoming scarcer as people continue to use excess water. The documentary “Last Call at the Oasis” highlights how precious water is to survival and just how much miss use of water occurs in the United States alone. Even though the United States has gone down the wrong path with its water consumption methods, it may not be too late to recover. With the proper systems and education in place, the chances of delaying a water crisis increase exponentially.