Monthly Archives: December 2012

Waste water


A quick walk down the street and it’s not long before you see streams of white, foamy water flowing in the storm gutters.  Soaps and detergents from showers, wash machines, dishwashing and other household uses are dumped straight into the environment.  As a JOCV, I can’t build the necessary piping or treatment facilities.  All I can do is try to raise awareness and hope people make better decisions about the soaps and detergents they do use.  This doesn’t just apply to Sri Lanka.  Even in the “1st world” this practice is not uncommon.  So please take a look around, and do what you can to save the environment around you.