Sunday, October 28, 2018

Wash Your Hands

DRF—Every parent has said this repeatedly to their child. “Go to the faucet, use soap, and wash your hands.”

I took this for granted until the city of Austin had silt in the water. This season has had so much rain that the city water purification system could “only” produce 100 million gallons of water a day. They normally produce 300 million gallons of water each day.

The city recommended that people wash their hands with soap, then use purified water to rinse off. That purified water needed to come from a bottle or from home-boiled sources. 

Suddenly, washing our hands had become an expensive chore. “I don’t want to use that expensive water to wash my hands! That bottle of water costs money! It took us an hour to boil and cool it.”

Every day we take small things for granted, like clean water. In the future, washing my hands will take on new meaning … once the city restores clean water!