Water, we take it for granted and probably don’t give it much thought, but it is essential to sustain life everywhere.
“WATER” is a feature documentary film by Gary Beeber that focuses on Ohio’s source of water and what’s being done to protect it for future generations.
Anyone who pays attention to the news these days knows that around the world some locales have droughts and others flooding. What did I really know about it? Not that much. Like most people living in Ohio I never thought about it because there’s so much water here. All I knew was that Ohio has large aquifers, but had no idea how we get our drinking water. I thought that the aquifer was a huge body of water underground, but it’s not. On a blazing hot summer day I toured a drinking water purification facility in Yellow Springs, where water is pumped directly from the aquifer. I thought how nice it is to work here because they kept it so cool, but there was no air conditioning. The entire facility is cooled by the water that’s being pumped in.
I have interviewed very knowledgeable people, most of whom work in the water industry. I was informed how the aquifers were created, learned about the history of the region, and found out about contamination, conservation, and what can and should be done in the future.