Hey guys, Ava is helping write this post today because she went to the Dominican for a week and wanted to share what has been going on. You have most likely seen pictures she took recently on the website. Here is an idea of what people in Dominican have to live with and why we shouldn’t take our tap water for granted.
Here in North America, we take our tap water for granted. In other countries around the world, they can’t even drink their tap water due pollution and bacteria. One of these countries is the Dominican Republic. They are surrounded by a beautiful, clean, salt-water ocean. Although it is clean, you can not drink salt-water. When I went to the hotel, there is a sign beside all sinks saying, “Do not drink any of the tap water or wash your face with it.” I think that sign was there because they have a limited supply of clean water and need to prioritize the uses of this water prevent a shortage. We should be thankful that we have a large supply of clean water that we can drink, and don’t have to worry about running out to the same extent that they do. We have to be careful because once we run out of water, we can’t get it back as quickly. We need to stop wasting water and appreciate how much we have.