Sharon Kleyne Says New Water Infrastructure Should Be Our #1 Priority. Sharon Kleyne Calls on Officials To Prioritize Water Infrastructure.
Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, has insisted for more than two decades that new water infrastructure should be the nation’s (and the world’s) top priority. Because it is not the top priority, aquifers are not adequately replenished and too much fresh rain water runs off to the oceans where it is unusable by humans. The result is the worldwide water crisis that we’re doing our best, it seems, to ignore.
A few months ago, a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council revealed that water systems serving almost a quarter of Americans have reported violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the main federal law that regulates contaminants in drinking water. The violations included arsenic and nitrates contamination as well as failures in testing and reporting contamination levels. Not surprisingly, systems in rural areas account for more than 70 percent of all violations. The problem is so widespread that drinking water violations were found in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as territories of the U.S. The five worst states for Safe Drinking Water Act violations are Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia.
President Trump released his infrastructure plan in June. The plan proposes no solutions for rural America’s water problems and stresses the need to privatize the nation’s water systems. If implemented, this is likely to drive up water prices. Combine this likelihood with the challenges associated with financing the replacement and upgrading of aged pipes and plants and we discover a plan that will cost billions of dollars over several decades and be unattractive to private investors who are not convinced that individual projects will ever become profitable.
Water research experts like Kleyne are also quick to point out that we don’t have decades to make the fixes that are required. An unimaginable drinking water crisis is just around the corner and humanity has no time left to procrastinate. Kleyne teaches that the human body begins a lifelong, natural process of evaporation the moment it exits the mother’s watery womb. “This process continues until death,” said Kleyne. However, Kleyne added, if humans don’t supplement their evaporated body-and-eye water vapor, they will suffer illness and early death. Kleyne believes that understanding the process of evaporation is essential to becoming more successfully proactive about one’s health and the health of the planet. “We have one precious planet,” Kleyne said, “and education can show us the way to a water infrastructure plan that will work for everyone.”
Kleyne embraces her role, as researcher and scientist, of spreading the word about water, new water research, new water technology and new water lifestyles. She also vows to be a relentless voice calling for water infrastructure as the number one priority here and abroad.
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