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Old 04-21-2015, 09:19 PM   #21
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This EPA government website US Indoor Water Use | WaterSense | US EPA
...states that a family of four uses 400 gallons per day.

When a city, anywhere, runs dry... the options are limited. Trucking water in... and in lieu of that, using bottled water. Price for one gallon of water at our Walmart yesterday, was $1.

Do the numbers...
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:42 PM   #22
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Years ago I was in an area that had required water usage reductions. The reductions were based upon the previous year's usage. Alas, this rewarded the people who squandered water the previous year, and punished those who were already conserving water. Not so good.
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Don't have to go all the way to Seattle for water, 265,000 cu ft/s flow into
the ocean from the Columbia river. That is a lot of water but the environmentalists would scream bloody murder if someone tried to pipe it.
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Ah, a poster mentioned Owens Valley that was drained dry by the Los Angeles Aqueduct. It so happened that I drove through this area when coming west out of Death Valley.

I visited the visitor center at Lone Pine, and took a photo of a 10'-diameter section of a steel pipe that was part of this aqueduct. Amazingly, this aqueduct was constructed more than 100 years ago.

After diverting all the water from Owens River, it was not enough, so they extended the aqueduct north, and got all the inflow of Mono Lake too.

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Ah, a poster mentioned Owens Valley that was drained dry by the Los Angeles Aqueduct. It so happened that I drove through this area when coming west out of Death Valley.

I visited the visitor center at Lone Pine, and took a photo of a 10'-diameter section of a steel pipe that was part of this aqueduct. Amazingly, this aqueduct was constructed more than 100 years ago.

After diverting all the water from Owens River, it was not enough, so they extended the aqueduct north, and got all the inflow of Mono Lake too.
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Please don't blame all Californians for the Owens Valley and Mono Lake strangulation, It is specifically us in Los Angeles with the help of Mr. William Mulholland who are culpable
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