World Water Day Calls Attention to Scarce Resource
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Today is the second annual World Water Day. The United Nations says more than one-billion people lack access to safe drinking water. In California and Mexico, dwindling water supplies and water pollution are on-going problems. Julia Chunn is with the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. She says we need to be aware of the scarcity of clean water.
Chunn: We need more water available and I think us as San Diegans need to get used to the idea of using indirect, potable reuse water or reclaimed water especially to supplement our reservoirs."
Chunn says simple conservation measures like turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, shaving or rinsing vegetables can make a difference in our water supply. She also suggests using energy conservation appliances, including low-flush toliets.