Water: Another Myth Exposed

Are you absolutely sure that the water you are drinking from your domestic faucet is completely pure and safe to drink? Maybe you believe it is because your local water authority told you so. But don't be so sure they are telling you the whole truth about what's in that water and why you should be a little more concerned than you may currently be.

Many environmental assessments of the quality of drinking water show that agricultural pesticides, herbicides and fungicides are gradually leeching down to the water table and polluting the water supply. This is truly in contrast with the way we should be working with nature as local wildlife populations suffer not only from decreasing levels of waters but the increase in the pluution levels found in them.

The idea that we depend upon drinling water supplies and believe them to be completely pure and safe is so prevalent, there's a lot of healthy people that may not be so healthy in the long run if they simply bury their heads in the sand and keep thinking there's nothing wrong or nothing to be concerned about.

But considering how widely the theory that all drinking water is safe is accepted, it's surprising how little scientific evidence there is to support it and how much there is that contradicts it. Many proponents of water safety are now questioning the results of regular safety checks acrrird out on the drinking water supplies.

If you really study the health of the land in more detail in all its aspects, which includes of course the supplies of water in reserviors you'll find that there is more and more alarming evidence of contamination from a wide range of modern pollutants from chemicals to heavy metals than you may currently be aware of.

This doesn't only affect us. It also affects the wildlife populations that rely on these sources of water for their very existence. There may be plans to create new water resources and new reserviors, although very few ever seem to get off teh drawing board. The idea that more water means more wildlife, like so many myths, sounds plausible. It's an easy concept for hunters and hikers to accept. That's because they all know the best places to spot wildlife is near water. However, while animals stop to drink from these places it doesn't necessarily mean they rely on that water for survival.

In other words, dessert and water are just two sides of the same component of wildlife habitat and most Western wildlife species are becoming more scarce as pollutant levels rise..

More information can be found here: Arizona Wildlife Federation