Water is all around... So where is ours?

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Water is all around... So where is ours?

Friday, May 24, 2019

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Dear Editor,

There is a lack of water around different parishes and the main reason for this is that the National Water Commission is not focusing enough on places that are more densely populated.

Doesn't that mean we in the rural areas are not in need of potable water, too?

There are so many things that rural areas have contributed to this country. So, why can't we get potable water?

In the rural areas we engage in quite a substantial amount of farming, and without water there won't be enough food for the nation's consumption. These are just some of the problems citizens in rural areas face, especially the younger generation, which have resulted in them moving away because of the lack of such essential service.

The lack of water is now a daily issue. Several complaints have been made to the relevant authorities about such enduring problem and it still has not been resolved. It would help if personnel in authority would have a heart and know that rural areas are in need of potable water, instead of just going to rivers for such. This is not right!

We should be treated the same as urban areas, because we are all human beings.

In the same light, our money is not garbage. We pay our bills, yet still we do not get any water, and when we check the water bill, it is higher than before. Now, you people tell me how is that possible? They need to start treating people equally and better. It takes money to care, and in the same breath — Water is life!

Oneilia Morgan

Grade 10

Jose Marti Technical High School


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