Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

March 9, 2011

What was in that Glass of Water you just drank?

If you live in rural Florida as we do, you have reason to be concerned.
In our part of Florida, there are field after field of cows and mountains of their waste.
Florida is basically a huge aquifer and our drinking water lies just below the surface, so everything on the ground eventually ends up in our water.
It rains constantly here and guess what happens to all of that cow waste when it does?
It is filtered down right through the sand and into our water tables.
We are reminded quite frequently on local news to be vigilant in our use of pesticides, fertilizers and chemicals on our lawns because it can contaminate our water.
But I have yet to hear a single story on the news here about all of the cows and the mountains of their waste that must surely be polluting our drinking water.
Every living thing in Florida depends on fresh, pure water for life,
human and wild, we all need water!
It would seem that California is already very aware of this fact and hopefully they will force this issue to front page news.
Yes, we do "Got Milk" , but what we need is clean drinking water!

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