Sharon Kleyne Remembers Banning Of Common Water Cup At Anniversary Ceremony

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Water Life Science® Founder Recalls Sick People Sharing Water Cup. Sharon Kleyne Says Common Water Cup Showed Ignorance about Water.

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At a special remembrance ceremony at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® on May 24th, water advocate Sharon Kleyne recalled a time not so long ago in the U.S. when it was common for thirsty people—men, women and children—to share a common cup when they needed a drink of water. The tin cup would usually be attached by a chain to a pump or tank that distributed water. When a person was finished drinking, she or he would put the cup back on a little shelf in plain view so the next person could find it and quench a thirst. Common cups for drinks of water were also found in schools, railroad stations, factories, libraries, hospitals, doctor’s offices and other public buildings.

"Given all that we know now about germs and the way diseases travel and flourish,” said water advocate Sharon Kleyne at a Water Cup Remembrance Day in Grants Pass, Oregon, “one might think this unsanitary situation existed centuries ago. But,” she continued, “common water cups actually made it into the twentieth century.” In fact, the Remembrance Day was set up to coincide with the May 24th, 1911 anniversary when the common cup was banned in Chicago and New Jersey. Lawmakers gave the cities until July 4th to get rid of all common cups for drinking water. From that day on, public water could only be offered in disposable paper cups. Violators were fined $25.00 for non-compliance.

Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, has spent more than two decades educating the world about water and its critical importance to health and life. “Water in the atmosphere,” said Kleyne, “makes it possible for us to breathe, but how many people know that? People have been ignorant about water for a long time.”

Of course, Kleyne makes a good point. One wonders how many hundreds of thousands of people died in the U.S. and the world by sharing common cups of drinking water. Imagine the sickness and diseases passing from one person to another, and all because serious water research was practically non-existent until the latter decades of the twentieth century. Today, many more people than ever know that sharing water with a sick person is like playing Russian roulette. But too many people are still ignorant of the fact that new water research and new water technology is necessary if we’re ever to begin to find cures again for all the things that ail us. “We want to stop just treating symptoms and find cures,” said Kleyne, “and all cures start with pure water. This Remembrance Day and anniversary give us a good opportunity to learn from the past and resolve to educate ourselves about water. In time,” Kleyne concluded, “I hope our ignorance about water seems as remote to us as our ancestors’ use of the common drinking cup.”

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