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Could the recent water contamination in West Virginia happen in Columbus? How safe and secure is our current water supply? We cannot survive without clean, safe, abundant water.
The recent industrial contamination of the Elk River near Charleston, has raised the concern about water safety “in my own backyard” to the forefront of discussion. Locally, regionally and nationally, citizens and politicians are reviewing the facts and suggesting changes in legislation and increased oversight to prevent future container leaks of dangerous chemicals, which led to the West Virginia water disaster.
This occurrence of contaminated drinking water is not an isolated event. Annually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention receives numerous reports about contaminated drinking water causing illnesses. For large metropolitan areas, the U.S. EPA regulates public water systems, but many citizens rely on private wells or water system, which are not regulated by governmental oversight, leaving the responsibility water safety to private parties and possibly more vulnerable to random accidents.
While Ohio is considered “water rich,” an important designation for agriculture, recreation and large metropolitan areas, the Ohio Environmental Council reports that almost half of the state’s waterways do not meet the fishable, swimmable, and drinkable standard required under the federal Clean Water Act. Agricultural chemical run-off from Ohio’s farms, toxic algae in Grand Lake St. Marys and the threat of Asian carp in the Great Lakes are concerns and contributors to water quality. Natural and manmade contaminants pollute waterways, but this is reversible. There are notable success stories of reclamation of polluted waterways, such as Cleveland’s “flammable” Cuyahoga River, which now supports aquatic life.
While water quality is front of mind in our region, we haven’t even begun the conversation about water shortages that have plague the western US and many countries worldwide.
The US EPA reports that more than half of publicly supplied water consumed in this country is used for residential purposes, not industrial. The increase in private water consumption, with its underlying agenda of water supply shortages, has spurred conservation efforts such as the EPA’s WaterSense. This initiative encourages reduced water use with more efficient low-flo toilets, and increased efficiency appliances that also save electricity.
Will consumer education and industry regulations with oversight correct our current water problems and prevent futures ones, or will we someday find ourselves up a creek without water?