Commentary: Water challenges continue to grow

Outlet: Dairyherd Network

March 29, 2012

We all have the tendency to take certain things in our lives for granted. We do not fully appreciate how crucial they are to our existence. We seldom, if ever, contemplate how our lives would change if they were not readily available or if they were more costly. Water is a classic example. Except when our mouth is parched, many of us usually take water for granted. That’s because it has been an abundant and low-cost resource which many don’t fully appreciate. Just ask residents and farmers in the drought-stricken areas of the U.S. southern tier of states whose appreciation of water has undoubtedly grown considerably.