A problem on the rise in not only in the United States but also around the world is water scarcity. One would think about how much water there is on our plant and ask how we have a water scarcity. Only 2% of the warts water is freshwater, the the others 98% is ocean water. Some random facts about water scarcity are: The Ogallala Aquifer is being drained at a rate of approximately 800 gallons per minute. Right now, the United States uses approximately 148 trillion gallons of fresh water a year, and there is no way that is sustainable in the long run. Approximately 40 percent of all rivers in the United States and approximately 46 percent of all lakes in the United States have become so polluted that they are no longer fit for human use and every 8 seconds, somewhere in the world a child dies from drinking polluted water.
A quarter of the world’s people live in areas characterized by physical water scarcity. Looking at all these facts, the question pops up, “What is the government doing about this water problem?" As of right now the government is doing nothing about it this problem. Instead the govern ment desires to shift its attention on other things like the war in Syria or the ever increasing debt that the Unites States has. With so many other problems the government needs to desire wheather to take the water scarcity problem under there belts and come up with a plan about what they plan on doing. Water is extremely valube and with out it who knows what would happened, possibly WWIII. Every living thing needs water making it the most important aspect of life. The government could do a number of things about water shortage. But there are many people that believe that the government should not get involved because there already in control of so much.
Many believe that the government already has way too much control over everything we Americans do. That the government toys with us Americans like puppets. Personally, I think that the government needs to do something about the water shortages in the United States. There are many options to choose from when considering what the government can do. One option would be putting on regulations on how much water people can use according to where they live and how many people live in there house. This sounds ridiculous but it is just one way that the government could step in. The most important thing that the government should do is build water cleaning plant around the United States to help out with the shortage, cleaning the polluted water making it into clean drinking water. Is the government doing enough to make sure that the United States conserving the amount of water out race will need to last a life time.