Clean water matters

 

A Feb. 23 Other Views article in the Miami Herald, Clean up Florida’s dirty springs, reiterated the importance of water in our daily lives. By now, most of us know pollution and overuse threaten our water supply.

Coral Gables Museum is making an effort to educate the public on these issues surrounding water, an essential resource in our daily lives.

All Floridians have a stake in clean water, and we should be confident that the water we use is protected. Loopholes in our bedrock environmental laws not only threaten our health, but also the health of larger waterways, putting the drinking water for close to 2 million Floridians at risk.

The Environmental Protection Agency has the power to close these loopholes, and restore Clean Water Act protections to all of Florida’s waterways. With enough public support, we can be one step closer to clean water in Florida. I urge the EPA to continue to move forward in seeking these protections for the sake of all of us that depend on clean water.

Noelle Padron, Miami

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