Water is one the most important things that keeps us alive. Water is everywhere: in the ground and in the air we breathe. Our bodies is about 20% water.
People use more water than we need just to stay alive - for cleaning, cooking, bathing, laundering, and just for fun. We enjoy water so much and often happily waste it without any second thought.
In some places water is a luxury. Let's take for example Too-Moyun village (southern part of KG). Yes, Kyrgyzstan has enough of water . and no one would think that the Kyrgyz people might have a water problem. In fact there are some small villages which have no running water; they must haul water up by hand from the channel, often far from their homes, but this isn't the main problem. The problem is that they use polluted water. It does not fit any frames of permitted standards. Look at the pictures.do you think it could be used for drinking?
Despite of this people value it. They know the price of water; and they value it as a real treasure. They know how much it means for a human. Can you see the stairs which lead to the water? Can you imagine how much effort to get water from the channel, especially durring the winter when the iron stairs become a slide because of the ice? This is the price of water!
Even the water which looks clean may contain germs, chemicals, or other materials that can cause inconvenience, illness, or death. Impurities must be removed before such water can be used for drinking, cooking, washing and laundering.
To protect themselves from different diseases, people boil the water. However this is time consuming, and parents can not control all the time their kids who very often go to swim there and, of course they drink water from the channel if they are thirsty.
We use water not just for domestic needs but also to raise plants that need great quantities of water. This is a important issue because for the majority of Too-Moyun inhabitants, farming is the only way ofearning money for living. The climate is perfect to raise cotton, but, again, lack of water - is the biggest problem there. For example it takes about 430-450 liters of water to grow enough wheat to bake a loaf of bread. People usually raise their crops in area that have plenty of rain. But places with a dense population need to depent on the goverment for safe and reliable water supply, they depent on the water to deliver the food required by the region.
I know that this topic is not new one for any of us, we have heard thousands times about this problem but we don't realize the real meaning of water in our lives, and we won't value water while it runs in our bathrooms.