Needless to say, water is one of the most vital substances on earth. All organisms need it for subsistence. The earth would turn into hell if there were no water. It is the lifeline that sustains human as well as all flora and fauna on earth. The anthropological studies reveal that water symbolized the very essence of life in the ancient civilization. The Romans are said to be the first ones to have piped it to the areas far and wide especially using aqueducts. Furthermore, they realized the adverse effects of the sewage water, thenceforth arranged to dump it somewhere away from the population.

ZAMIR AHMED MEMON,

Shikarpur, December 31.