Drinking water in peril

07/10/2014 7:58 PM

07/10/2014 8:01 PM

In America, drinking water is under serious threat. So is our drinking water in Florida. Our nation’s water systems are crumbling under the pressure of population growth and urbanization.

There is only a limited supply of water. Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is water but only 1 percent of all the water on the Earth is fresh water.

Florida is paying a high price to get clean water to homes and buildings and to take dirty water away.

The present building boom in Miami with multiple high-rise condominiums packed in together, and more coming from Aventura to Brickell to Coconut Grove, will only suck more water from our limited supply and place further strain on our decaying sewer system in its attempt to take away the dirty water.

The cost of water will rise and the consequences of broken sewer mains could turn our sunshine rapidly into a very cloudy day. We must limit the over development of our land in order to conserve our limited supply of water and we must provide for the maintenance of our sewer system before it is too late.

Bill Silver, Coral Ga

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