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Water - its importance and source
Water is one of the most important substances on earth. All plants and animals must have water to survive. If there was no water there would be no life on earth. Apart from drinking it to survive, people have many other uses for water. These include: cooking washing their bodies, washing clothes, washing cooking and eating utensils; such as billies, saucepans, crockery and cutlery keeping houses and communities clean recreation; such as swimming pools keeping plants alive in gardens and parks
The importance of water in rural communities
Rural communities around the world, particularly in the developing world, have never, to our knowledge, been categorised as either having reasonable access to clean water, or not. They are typically analysed under the umbrella of the word “underdeveloped”, without an acknowledgement of the natural resources that lie around them. Besides, one would be forgiven for thinking that rural communities with access to water have it easy when it comes to fulfilling the water supply demands of their inhabitants; on closer look, it becomes apparent that the answer to the problem is not as easy as one might think.
Community Water Systems and Water Safety Plans
Human health and well-being are strongly affected by the environment in which we live — the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food and nutrients we eat. Community water systems and water safety plans are important ways to ensure the health of the community.