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Water is History

Jamie F Simpson 2013

This work consists of 24 aged containers of water and a list of historical people and animals with details of the water being connected to them in fluids. They were found in the river Eden and some have been there for 5 years and some for 50 years all with a constant supply of water running through them.

The human body contains on average 65% water (Helmenstine, 2013) which is being constantly replaced every time we eat or drink, this water comes out as urine, sweat, semen, rheum, saliva etc. the water that we drink has been filtered and processed so that is it suitable for human consumption, therefore all water has a memory.  

All the water on earth was formed in space, in interstellar gas clouds. It was delivered here when the earth was formed or shortly thereafter, in exactly the form it is in. So, all the water on earth… is 4.3 or 4.4 billion years old. No water is being created on earth; no water is being destroyed on earth… …Every drink of water you take, every pot of coffee you make is dinosaur pee because it’s all been through the kidneys of a Tyrannosaurus Rex… many times. Because all the water we have is all the water we have ever had… (Charles Fishman, 2011)

Bottled water is a rip-off only because we're willing to pay for it.

Or at least too lazy to resist the temptation to buy it!

Listen to this report and read about why we pay billions of dollars a year for bottled water. 

I think bottled water actually represents a kind of caricature of… the global economy… It provides people in the developed world with 20 or 30 varieties of something for which there is no actual variety.” - Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst

In Philadelphia, there are 3,300 miles of water mains in the city and they replace 20 miles a year. They’re on 160-year replacement cycles. One of the officials from the Philadelphia water utility said to me ‘We want to make sure we get the 20 miles right.’ That’s not a question of money, it’s a question of public resistance to digging up streets.’
—  Charles Fishman on the antiquated municipal water systems in the United States.