Water is precious or priceless???

India
June 5, 2008 8:11am CST
For some days I am seeing experts are twisting their tongues over the issue of rising oil prices in international market (US $122/ barrel). But I think water is far more precious than oil. And safe drinking water is priceless and become a luxury in coming future. What you think?
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9 responses
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
I think water is precious but not too precious as to be out of my reach. Water should be free and not be expensive but we have made water an expensive commodity. There should be no price placed on water, hence it should be price-less. I wonder what would happen when air became expensive too?
• United States
8 Jun 08
Unfortunately much of our lives are centered around the use of oil for many things. You are right though, for people who have little access to potable water, that is a priceless commodity. We tend to take it for granted when we really shouldn't. I have lived places where it was not safe to drink the water that came through the pipes. Then we had to count on bottled water. Even that was better than having to walk hours and hours for dirty drinking water like many have to do in this world.
• United States
8 Jun 08
I agree that water is precious. People take it for granted, but we should be working more to conserve it and maintain it's quality. I see dropping water levels in the lakes around here and wonder how long before some of them are empty.
@anujain75 (1059)
• India
8 Jun 08
I am agree with you.Water is really precious.As the underground water levels goes down each day we should think of preserving water.We should preserve water by rain water harvesting. If the level of underground water decreases as current rate then after some years prices of drinking water goes above the oil prices.So we should not waste water.
• Kottayam, India
8 Jun 08
Water is priceless, freely given by God.If gulf people needed water like we need oil, would have made a different scenario.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
6 Jun 08
The most terrifying part of your question is the validity of it. Water is both precious and priceless. Imagine someone from three generations ago looking at our problems today. I'm sure our problems would confound them. "What do you mean, you're running out of water? How did you manage to do that?" Who ever thought we'd contaminate our own water supply? Humans are a very strange destructive species.
@Pose123 (21661)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
Hi nirbhaya, You are right, clean drinking water is priceless and is a luxury now for many people. We will find an alternative for oil someday, but we will always need water. While I am fortunate enough to live in a part of the world where it is not in short supply, I know many are not that lucky. Blessings.
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Water will be precious in the near future. As we know, water directly to faucet is not clean anymore thats why some people who can able to purchase mineral/purified water. The price of water will be very expensive someday because some people are not conserving water anymore. Water is precious because it's one of the basic need of people. Just an advice for all the people, conserve water, its like conserving lives of every people in the world.
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
5 Jun 08
You are absolutely right. The way we are massacreing the mother earth, the global warming is pouncing on us and in a decade or so, there will be hue and cry all over the world for pollution free water and in cities people will have to go to kiosks to get oxygen filled into them of course with cost.