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Californians Keep Up With Joneses’ Water Use
So, faced with apparent indifference to stern warnings from state leaders and media alarms, cities across California have encouraged residents to tattle on their neighbors for wasting water — and the residents have responded in droves.
Sacramento, for instance, has received more than 6,000 reports of water waste this year, up twentyfold from last year.
Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and other cities headed for imminent water supply collapse; wave of drought refugees now inevitable
The situation is as bad as you can imagine. It's just going to be screwed. And relatively quickly. Unless it can find a way to get more water from somewhere Las Vegas is out of business.
Yet they're still building, which is stupid.
Early planning documents estimated that the NSA’s data center, which opened last year, would guzzle about 1.7 million gallons of water per day.
originally posted by: scubagravy
but the point is, will your grand kids have the same luxury......
a reply to: 3u40r15m
@ 74Templar~ Most of these big cities in the southwest had water tables that were just beneath the surface a hundred years ago. Now they are hundreds of feet below if present at all, so La~nina isn't going to replenish anything. Sentiments like 3u40 will stop any solutions from happening and these places will become ghost towns. Another thing you don't hear about is how fast these cities are sinking into the desert because of the water displacement due to the table disappearing.
H20 is a $600 billion business, but it will grow to a $1 trillion by over the next six years according to a research report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch which cites dozens of companies that it thinks should benefit from water related themes and have global exposure to the water business.
The report breaks the global water market into four distinct categories. For water treatment the list includes firms like Stericycle (SRCL). For water management, companies like Monsanto (MON) fit the bill. When it comes to water infrastructure & supply the list includes companies like American Water Works (AWK). The final group contains water-friendly energy companies that provide wind, solar and geothermal opportunities like NRG Energy (NRG).
originally posted by: FarleyWayne
NOTE: 1,700,000 Gallons of Water per Day equates to enough water for over 17,000 people per day.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
The water is used for cooling and is returned the river, it is not permanently consumed.