Five hundred thousand to Seven million people get sick because of the contaminated water in the United States. The belief that the water in your taps and showers is clean is entirely erroneous. Here, the safety of some of the most basic things is contradicted. Where water is, bacteria and germs will also be present. Industrial and agricultural use of water has led to more water being required by plants to grow the same amount that they would have grown with five to ten times less water. Animal remains are dumped by slaughter houses and our toilet water is recycled so that we end up drinking it. If our planet’s water supply continues to be exploited and misused in this way, man will cease to exist. Companies can somehow ‘’buy’’ water. Taking water and selling it at high prices while simultaneously depriving the poor population of this basic necessity of life is simply unethical. Companies deprive the people of water after purchasing it as though it is private property and then selling it to only those who can afford it. And if the image of endless women waiting in line for water wasn’t heart rendering enough, the babies born with birth defects most definitely is. Companies rob, cheat and lie to gain as much profit as they possibly can. If this situation does not get better, then the world will face what Cochabamba did.