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Old 10-25-2007, 07:19 AM
 
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You are assuming that when the water goes into the ground then evaporates that the rain clouds that form appropriately distribute the water right back to where it came from - it doesn't happen that way. We are using vast amounts of water with little rain to refill our source. Additionally, we are using the same lakes for water that we have been using for decades in spite of the massive growth in our metropolitan area. More users using more water equals a shortage. Yes, of course, water goes to the sewage treatment facility and gets cleaned up for our use, but that costs money and is not an instant replacement process. There is no arguing that if we use less water, there will be more available for times that the rain doesn't come.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Langhorne, PA
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Keep your head in the sand. That'll work.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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Regardless of the current situation and while I have no faith in the utilities, there are looming issues and the current growth rate is not sustainable.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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Yes, I do think they'd be handing out building permits if there isn't enough water...it's called impotence, and it's rampant.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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I dont know dude but have you seen the Flint River? It is about 2 foot deep. I would say thats just a little bit of water for a river like that. North Georgia does not have a water aquifer there just those lakes. How low can you go?
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:56 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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The state should open up some desalinization plants along the coast and then build a water pipeline up to the reservoirs to maintain their water level. Problem solved. Then the metro can continue to add a few more million people a decade.
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:49 AM
 
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When the tax bills come for the new dams and desalizination plants and pipelines, people are going to howl. Then you'll get reductions in new building.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:54 PM
 
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I believe the media is probably blowing things out of proportion like they do everything else... BUT...i've seen some small lakes and creeks near my house completely dry. floor cracked and dusty. so i don't know where the water went but it's not there anymore. i think we do have some issues to be concerned about. on the other hand, even if a hurricane blew through Atlanta and the lakes filled up over capacity, they'd still be looking to jack up our water bills and they would justify it by saying they have to "just in case"
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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GEORGIA'S WATER CRISIS: Future lake under attack | ajc.com (broken link)

yall had best start working on a de-sal plant...
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:21 PM
 
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These people are amazing- that dam has been in the approval process since 2000, it's been under construction for over a year and will be done in less than a month, and now they decide they feel that another study should be done? What a bunch of morons........
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