I don’t know how long can trees go without water. Or how far their roots can extend to reach for water. I also don’t know how long can grass go without water. Or if they can resuscitate if rain suddenly fall again. But I do know that our grass patches are looking more and more brown, and our tree branches more and more white.
Rain! Or the lack of rain!
Haze! Oh, I decided that my nose is more accurate than the 3hr/ 24hr/ region by region/ what-have-you PSI!
There’s really nothing much that we can do about the weather. We are not rain doctors, or government agencies to have Inter-Government Meets on climate change or burning problems.
But if our news says that our reservoirs levels are dropping lower day by day, and when the Minister suddenly starts to boast about our desalination/ new water capabilities, and also when they start to tell you, don’t worry, our water treaty with Malaysia will hold no matter what, and you’ve also heard that Malaysia is having water shortage to the extent of having to ration water in some places, you start to wonder why hasn’t NEA tell you to save water.
Maybe the people in Singapore has always been water-conscious; we have always been using water wisely. Maybe it’s just myself who don’t collect laundry water to wash my toilets. But I seriously doubt it.
If you don’t already know, clean water is very precious, and there are many areas in the world without access to clean water.
So while here in Singapore we take water all for granted, let us use this dry spell opportunity to remind ourselves to use water wisely, and to teach our children how to use water wisely too. Just take a look at the grass patches that were once so green and lavish. When will we see the green again?
Let’s pray for rain (ermm, moderate rain, not hail nor tornado nor floods), and let’s use water wisely always.