Waste water

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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.

家からちょっと出て行くとすぐ見つかる、白く泡立って側溝を流れていく生活排水。シャワー、洗濯、食器洗いなどの生活排水が何の処理も無く近所に流れ込んでくる。青年海外協力隊員としては下水道整備や処理場建設に関しては何も出来ないが、意識を高めたり環境に影響の少ないものを選んだりは出来る。これはスリランカのみでの問題ではない。「先進国」でもある。調べて必要なアクションをしてみてください。

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