Clean water is vital to all living things. It is the earth’s most valuable resource. Allowing pollution to run off the landscape and into the streams contaminates the drinking water for all living things, including people.
Water exists in many different forms, including ice in glaciers, liquid in oceans, wetlands, streams, and aquifers, and gas or water vapor in the air. These different forms of water make up the water cycle. Water can transform from one form to another but it is impossible to create "new" water. This is one reason why we must take care of the water we have.