Prabhupada, Vrindavana, October 30, 1972: [...] Distillation means to take the pure water, distilled water. Now, the distilled water is taken on the sky, and as rain it drops on the ground, and it is stored on the mountain-hill. Gradually, the whole year, the water is coming down in this shape of river, and supply is there. First of all, the whole land is moistened with water by rainfall. Then portion, and some of the water is preserved in Greenland, in the shape of ice.
So there is complete arrangement. We have not seen. Pasyati jnana-caksusa. Because we have no knowledge, we do not see how things are nicely arranged by God for our maintenance. Everything is there. Purnat purnam udacyate. Purnasya purnam adaya purnam eva avasisyate. Everything is complete. It is our mismanagement. We, the so-called civilized human beings, we have created problems. Full Lecture
Many public Taps fail Water Quality Test | Germany
TheLocal.de | 2 Aug 11 08:41 — Tap water is of poor quality in about half of Germany’s public buildings and can carry dangerous bacteria including E. coli and Legionella, a survey has found.
The drinking water sampled from taps that were publicly accessible – that is, excluding private homes or offices – has about a 50 percent chance of being rated “poor” or “very poor,” the survey by broadcaster ARD and safety certification firm TÜV Rheinland has found.
Of 50 water sources sampled in 10 major German cities, half showed microbial contamination. This included E.coli, Coliform and Legionella bacteria.
ARD said it had informed all of the seriously affected buildings. It had no information, however, on where the sources of the infections lie.
The tests were taken for a documentary programme to be broadcast by ARD on Tuesday at 9:50 pm.
The results followed recent concerns over the quality of tap water in the Berlin district of Spandau and the neighbouring city of Potsdam. Three dead mice and a dead mole were believed to be the trigger for the warning by health authorities in mid-July that residents of Potsdam should boil their water.
High levels of coliform bacteria – of which E. coli is one variety – had been found. At least 3,700 households were forced to boil their water for up to several weeks.
Authorities in Spandau gave the all-clear at the weekend after chlorinating the water supply but said the cause of the coliform contamination remained a mystery.