90 seconds that will have you thinking all day
April 7, 2010
The charity Water.org
has released a video (they call it a "trailer", but it's not clear for what) showing the 30-minute walk
that some Ethiopian women have to take twice a day every day to collect from the water well closest to their homes. The video shows the walk in time-lapse format, so the 30-minute hike only takes about 90 seconds to watch. But even those 90 seconds are longer than it takes most Americans to reach the nearest clean-water tap, thanks to safe municipal water supplies
and systems like pressure-booster stations
that provide the pressure required to keep those systems delivering everything from drinking water to fire protection. Watch the video and gain a better appreciation for just how much we take our clean water for granted.
last revised April 2010