This story from the NYT really caught my attention. Chlorination is a BIG issue right now in Christchurch, with the City Council receiving more complaints on this than anything else, pretty much ever. WAKE UP NZ!
With our waterways polluted by poor farming practices and drained by excessive irrigation, with oversees owned water bottling plants extracting billions of litres of pure aquifer water (unpolluted and unchlorinated), THIS is what will become of us IF we do and say nothing:
Coca-Cola is everywhere in town with little water. So is diabetes.
“SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico — Maria del Carmen Abadía lives in one of Mexico’s rainiest regions, but she has running water only once every two days. When it does trickle from her tap, the water is so heavily chlorinated, she said, it’s undrinkable.
Potable water is increasingly scarce in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a picturesque mountain town in the southeastern state of Chiapas where some neighborhoods have running water just a few times a week, and many households are forced to buy extra water from tanker trucks.
So, many residents drink Coca-Cola, which is produced by a local bottling plant, can be easier to find than bottled water and is almost as cheap…”