If any of you have tried drinking out of streams or lakes you would know how polluted it is and how you need to filter it out before you can even drink the water. Really its quite sad and it makes me wonder if our country will ever have nice, fresh, clean, crisp water again. The answer is probably millions of years after we die but who knows. Only mother nature will know the answer to that. Of course, we can try and clean up as much as possible but the sad reality of that is that we have messed up our planet so much that I am not sure what we can really do to make our planet as clean as it was.
Really its a sad, sad, reality and even though I am hopeful for the progress we have made I'm not sure how much it will really help in the end.
The interesting side of all of this is if you go to countries like New Zealand or Iceland the water from the streams is fresh. They have no pollution in them and you can literally just refill the water for free. Buying bottles of water at the gas station or grocery store is a waste and really if you want to save some cash then just refill at the streams when you run into them. It's super convenient when you are hiking a really tough hike and you are just dying of thirst and need to refresh your body so that you can keep going onwards.
Of course, it would be better if it was like that everywhere but you can only ask for so much. If we weren't such heathens to our planet then we might have had a chance of having clean water everywhere and anywhere. If only right?
So if you ever go out to New Zealand or Iceland, keep in mind that you can save some money if you just use the streams to refill your water. Natural, simple, and refreshing.