Water – It’s Not Here

Water Restrictions to Water RATIONING?

A report, (Oct 8th – AOL Video) on ABC News, illustrates the severity of the drought we’re actually in. I live on one of the two lakes that are important indicators for the water supply. Folks, “we ain’t got no water up here”.


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It’s interesting for me to see the extraordinary number of new home subdivisions going up around the multi-county Metro Atlanta area. I’ve always wondered and asked, “where are these people going to get their water from?”. I guess that’s a question to be elevated to a higher notch this year. Not to mention the number of high rise condo’s in construction, now, in midtown / buckhead.



More information online:

U.S. Drought Monitor

Georgia Drought

NOAA Drought Information Center

Drought drives mosquito numbers high – West Nile Virus too.


3 Comments so far

  1. Vinny (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 10:22 am

    Holy ****! It’s funny that the video said only a slow moving hurricane could replenish us. Then it it said that would be a miracle. Atlanta is about to face it’s toughest environmental challenge in centuries. People don’t have to believe in global warming but it believes in us.

  2. dreish (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 10:50 am

    Raise the price by a factor of 10 or 20 (whatever it takes to eliminate the shortage), and split the profits among all the customers (per resident). That way if you use an average amount of water, your bill doesn’t go up, but there’s a huge incentive to reduce your water usage no matter how much you use.

    And yes, it would mean water-hogging businesses would be hurt. But right now, they’re hurting the rest of us and getting away with it, so they can talk to the invisible hand for all I care.

  3. Seth (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 11:22 am

    Wow! I really didn’t think it was that dire.

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