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This article talks about American households burdened by unaffordable water costs.  While people claim that water is a human right, it is not treated as such.  It is a paid privilege.  If you can pay, you get water; if you can't pay, you don't.  There are public sources such as water fountains, but you can bet if people start filling jugs at those, the practice will quickly be banned.  So mostly what people do is lower their use of hygiene that uses up gallons at a time: bathing, washing clothes, and flushing toilets.  Suddenly it becomes everyone's problem.

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Date: 2019-03-21 02:32 am (UTC)
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Have you seen the ply Urinetown? There's nothing that illustrates that more.

... and how it affects everyone.

-Fallon~

Re: No ...

Date: 2019-03-26 12:36 am (UTC)
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If you can find it, I'd suggest watching it. It's both humorous and serious at once.

-Fallon~

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Date: 2019-03-21 03:27 pm (UTC)
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If we thought water was a human right, and acted on that, there wouldn't be any more global warming.

(Well, that also assumes the ability to connect cause with effect, and the physical/financial capability of making the needed changes. Both of which we probably don't actually have :-( But judged on our behaviour, 'we' collectively don't even believe in a right to not be arbitrarily/randomly killed (drones, cops, etc.) never mind to have water.)

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Date: 2019-03-21 05:47 pm (UTC)
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So many science fiction novels have air as a rationed resource in space, now we have this down here.

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Date: 2019-03-26 01:00 am (UTC)
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I wonder why no one thought to have water as the same thing. ...

Someone can take that and do as they will. xd

-Fallon~

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