Humankind has been given so many free things by the Almighty God. Some of these things are the air we breath, the sun, the plants and animals and many more. But it seems we have been ungrateful to the Creator for all these free things that He gave us. Who can mention any good replacement for water? I will give that person a handsome prize if i deem that thing equally suitable to replace water. Water is so precious to humankind, but this precious resource is being wasted and destroyed by humankind with the highest form of impunity. Why should we allow our water bodies to be polluted by the factories and industries without any measures taken against them? The wanton destruction of our rivers and other water bodies by the illegal miners in the country is a serious issue, and it seems the authorities are just waiting for some disaster of a gargantuan magnitude to strike before action is taken. These illegal miners divert the courses of the rivers, pollute them with poisonous chemicals and the pits they leave behind serve as death traps for the innocent children who die through no fault of theirs, as a result of someone’s negligence. All these activities go a long way to make water very scarce. Research has shown that one can go without food for some number of days and no major health complication will arise, but without water one is bound to face serious health complications or even death. Water makes up about 70% of the human body, so just imagine yourself not drinking water for a whole day. It saddens my heart whenever i see people wasting water, because some people are in dire need of the precious resource. They can be found in most of the rural areas where they do not get access to good drinking water. They share their water source with animals such as cattle, sheep and goats. It is the same water source that they use for washing their household items. Water is precious, so the next time you think of wasting some water, remember the rural folks who find it difficult to get access to good drinking water. But hey, if i may ask what happens when our water resources dry up and we dont get water to drink? Your guess is as good as mine. Lets all come together to protect and preserve this precious gift given to us for free by the Almighty God, because when He decides to demand payment for His gifts we will not be able to pay. Truly, Water is Life.