In Honor of World Water Day

In Honor of World Water Day

Just a short while ago, the internet turned the term “World Water Day” into a viral concept.  The hashtag #WorldWaterDay was quickly a trend on Twitter and other platforms.  People had the conversation that is so very necessary – a conversation about saving water and about getting save supplies of the lifesaving element into the hands of those most in need.

World Water Day was started as an initiative of the United Nations.  Perhaps it was the crisis so close to home, in Flint Michigan, that opened the eyes of so many Americans this year, but it was undeniably huge in this country.  The thousands of residents that were exposed to contaminated water supplies were small in number compared to the millions who face a shortage of clean water every day in underdeveloped nations, and the picture painted in our own country was certainly an eye-opener.

There are nearly two billion people, in fact, around the world that lack the access to safe water supplies needed to live a healthy life.  Even schools are not providing this to children.  It is estimated that more than a quarter of the schools globally cannot provide clean water to those enrolled.  In some nations, there isn’t even clean water to be found at healthcare facilities.

Water day has come and gone but it has brought to the forefront the need for better water conservation. People throughout the world do not have access to safe potable water.

In addition to taking care to conserve water here, there are things that can be done to improve water supplies elsewhere.  In many cases, the systems providing water are archaic, unable to detect pressure changes, which ultimately destroys pumps and leaves people with a dry source.

There are many types of depth/level indicators that can be easily implemented into existing systems to provide better control over the entire system. With level indicators, pumps and control valves can be modulated to ensure the system is not run dry, and pumps are not damaged. Level indicators can also be used to better track end user consumption.  Controls could save lives.