Thursday, April 10, 2008

water. water. everywhere.

here's something I can relate to: water in your basement. only this time it's lots 'n lots of it.

The country's water infrastructure is quickly deteriorating. leading to countless (ie: millons) of gallons of water a day that are simply leaking into the ground, creating flooded plains, city sink-holes and so much wasted water it's amazing.
Take this little factoid: the estimated amount of water lost daily in one of the (HUGE) water pipes that brings clean water into New York City would meet the daily demands of a city the size of Raleigh, NC. (which just happens to be in the middle of an "extreme drought".) (AP via wapo) (NOAA)

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