The State of Our Drinking Water Term Paper by Master Researcher

The State of Our Drinking Water
An analysis of the state of both American and Canadian drinking water.
# 42676 | 2,115 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US


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This paper examines the state of drinking water in both a Canadian and American context with the goal in mind of assessing current and future difficulties in drinking water supply. The paper points out health and safety issues with water treatments used but notes that drinking water in Canada and in the United States is not considered problematic, even though a few serious malfunctions of the traditional systems have happened over the years. The paper concludes that there are probably better, healthier methods of treating drinking water than are currently used.

From the Paper:

"Drinking water is taken for granted in North America. There are few places in Canada and the United States where water for human consumption is not available. It is ubiquitous and the assumption is that there is an infinite supply of water. Lakes, rivers, and underground systems abound and there does not appear to be any concern whatsoever for a sudden "failure" in the water supply. Suarez (1997) observed: " As with many basic commodities, we Americans have treated water as if it never ends. We've treated water like trees, and air, and oil, coal, all of which the country was -- all of which the country had in prodigious amounts, and has learned to use accordingly."
"While the water supply itself is indeed huge in size, and will most probably not evaporate under current circumstances, there are other, mitigating factors which do pose a threat to drinking water. These are almost exclusively human-caused factors such as pollution, overuse, and questionable treatment processes. This paper will examine the state of drinking water in both a Canadian and American context with the goal in mind of assessing current and future difficulties in drinking water supply."

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