Water

I lived without running water for a decade
and now that I re-read that sentence
I can hardly believe it myself.

But it has made me forever grateful for
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my morning or evening shower;
running water
filling a pasta pot with water from the sink;
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and cold, clear water to drink.

*783 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly 11 percent of the world’s population.

*An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the typical person living in a developing country slum uses in a whole day.

*12 percent of the world’s population uses 85 percent of its water.