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Don’t take clean water for granted

Published 12:03am Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Let’s face it. Most of us live pretty cushy lives. Even our poorest citizens, generally, live better than many, many people in the rest of the world.

Sometimes our blessed existence makes it easy to take things for granted.

Think about it.

How often do you stop to consider the amazing technology most of us have and use on a daily basis?

For most of us, the answer is: Not very often.

We walk into a dark room and reach for the light switch. With one finger flick, the room illuminates.

It almost seems like magic.

The same can be said for another staple of our lives — water.

It’s an essential ingredient to life, but the good people who run our local water supplies can sometimes make it easy to take for granted.

Turn the faucet and safe water pours out.

None of that happens without a great deal of hard work and planning on the part of the people behind the utilities.

Fortunately, when they do a good job, their work often goes unnoticed, taken for granted more often than not.

That’s why we pause today to offer a quick pat on the back to the people at Natchez Water Works for earning a perfect score on its state inspection for the second year in a row.

Natchez residents have many blessings to count, but one of them is a good, clean and consistent water supply.