ARE YOU PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN, GRATEFUL TO BE AN AMERICAN, or BOTH?
Grateful people are happy to sacrifice for something greater than themselves. Grateful people also understand that they share in the benefits of those who have sacrificed for them.
Pride comes with knowing that you have sacrificed for something greater than yourself.
I believe that our nations Water Quality is something to be grateful for, and is worth sacrificing for! If you don't feel that way, then spend some time overseas in a third world country, and you'll kiss the ground you walk on, when you return to the good ol' US of A. Spend some time and get to know the creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters in your area. The more you learn about them, the more you'll desire to protect them. The Clean Water Act is largely responsible for our existing water quality! Most states didn't get busy protecting our water until the USEPA made them accountable for the mess they allowed our waters to get into years ago! Did you know that as late as the 1960's, most of our sewage was entering our natural water courses UNTREATED. Erosion of our topsoil in Georgia alone, completely devastated our ability to grow crops through the 19th and half of the 20th century!
On another hand, if it wasn't for our nations incredible free enterprise system, we wouldn't have an economy that is still, with all the challenges, the envy of the world. It's BALANCE for our environment and our economy as the inevitable challenges from a sprawling population are created, that will make our country a place worth living in, and dieing for! We all need to be grateful for the legal right we have in this country to take our water quality threats to court, and be grateful that we have the legal ability to make money, save it and invest it into a retirement account. Most other countries do not allow their citizens the ability to protect their liberties the way we do!
So to celebrate, let's all go to the sink, turn on the water, pour ourselves a nice, clear glass of clean H2O, while standing in our cool air conditioned house with the hard earned SUV parked in the garage, and thank the Clean Water Act, the Clean Drinking Water Act and the Constitution of the United States of America for the privilege! You'll be a grateful American if you do, and a lot happier about paying the small price it takes to keep your water clean!
YOU MIGHT BE THE WINNER?!
We've been searching for the next winner of our quarterly fishing trip. If you've taken GeoLOGICs NPDES Training Institutes courses over the last 3 months, it's possible you have won our popular 1/2 day guided fishing trip on beautiful Lake Lanier.
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We are bring you more services and supplies to help you with your site inspections and water sampling!
We work hard at producing courses that are very useful and highly effective! Our popularity is due to our concern for the professionals we train on the same level our nations waters. Understanding the system, is key to protecting our water resources, and your reputation as a responsible steward of our water.
The NPDES Training Institute will continue to work hard to keep you informed and aware of the significant threats, challenges, and successes to our surface waters!