LETTER: In support of World Water Day

To the editor: Thursday, March 22, is World Water Day, a day dedicated globally to acknowledging water contamination and focusing on issues surrounding access to clean water around the world.
1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
Nature-based solutions focus mainly on preserving watersheds.
Source watersheds collect, store, and filter water and provide a number of additional benefits to humans and nature.
Protecting areas surrounding our water to ensure the water itself will not deteriorate should be a priority.
Something as small as planting a tree can help to secure our water’s future supply.
The death toll has reached 2,100-plus, and the reported number of cases are climbing into the millions.
The country’s water sanitation system has been deteriorated and destroyed by war.
More than half of the cholera patients are under the age of 18, and 26 percent under the age of 5, according to WHO statistics.
Celebrate World Water Day through active conservation to help the planet and ensure clean water for all.

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