IMPORTANCE OF WATER
Water is our lifeline that bathes us and feeds us. In ancient cultures
water represented the very essence of life. The Romans were the first to
pipe water into their growing cities, especially with their aqueducts.
They also realized that sewage water could cause damage to their
people, and needed to be removed from large areas of people.
Water has played a role not only in the history of countries, but in
religion, mythology, and art. Water in many religions cleanses the soul
through holy water. For example, the water at Lourdes, France is thought
by many religions to be sacred water with healing powers. In Egyptian
mythology, the Nu was the beginning of everything and represented water.
It brought life to their people, but in drought, produced chaos.
Water has always been perceived as a gift from the gods as it rained
from the heavens.
Ancient Roman aqueduct