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Old 12-25-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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Recently watched this enlightening documentary called Blue Gold. It basically brought to light how water shortage will be the next cause of warfare in the world. Cool stuff. It was posted just this April. Interesting how the Bush family bought 100k+ acres of water reserve lands in south America..


Blue Gold: World Water Wars (480p) (cc) - YouTube

Most hit areas will be the middle east, Africa and central Asia.

They briefly went over some really hard hit areas in the US. In particular, Wisconsin and Michigan..as well as no brainers like south Texas and southern California.

Are there any areas in Georgia that will need to check itself? We recently had that big drought..it's 70 degrees outside on Christmas day. We ARE in the deep South. We're probably pro privatization.

Do we need to worry? If so where and when?

Does anyone think Atlanta needs to worry about water quality? Personally, I keep a water filter on my tap..but I know some people buy bottled water because they get sick or can't stand the taste(I can't tell)

The Chattahoochee is filthy too..

Discuss.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well I can say that Georgia hasn't done itself any favors by continuing to elect politicians who still govern like it's 1920.

Even as our state is still dealing with a drought, there hasn't been any real drive to encourage more efficient water consumption beyond a barely mentioned low-flow toilet replacement rebate program.

Residential Toilet Rebate Program | Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District

I am still wondering if anyone at the State Capitol is still working on getting more water reservoirs built up.

And what about the plan to fight the drawing of the 1818 survey of the Georgia-Tennessee border which actually pushed the border a mile south of the original 25 years earlier U.S. Congressional designated border and away from all that delicious Tennessee river water? I've heard nothing but crickets on that issue.

I sorely wish that Georgia had elected leaders that were capable of taking the ball and running with it rather than punting it and letting someone else down the road deal with the situation.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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Originally Posted by AcidSnake View Post
Well I can say that Georgia hasn't done itself any favors by continuing to elect politicians who still govern like it's 1920.

Even as our state is still dealing with a drought, there hasn't been any real drive to encourage more efficient water consumption beyond a barely mentioned low-flow toilet replacement rebate program.

Residential Toilet Rebate Program | Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District

I am still wondering if anyone at the State Capitol is still working on getting more water reservoirs built up.

And what about the plan to fight the drawing of the 1818 survey of the Georgia-Tennessee border which actually pushed the border a mile south of the original 25 years earlier U.S. Congressional designated border and away from all that delicious Tennessee river water? I've heard nothing but crickets on that issue.

I sorely wish that Georgia had elected leaders that were capable of taking the ball and running with it rather than punting it and letting someone else down the road deal with the situation.
Has any opposing candidate proposed anything?
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I think part of the 'water' problem is we 'let' water depart without being totaly used. The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Let fresh water go into the gulf. That water is 'lost' Look at the Colorado river out west, it gone before it get done in mexico. There is no water left to flow into the sea.

One has to wonder what the 'loss' of water is in Toilet usage? My water come from Lake Lanier, I flush 5 gallon from my toilet, where does it go? Down the sewer, to a sewer plant, who clean's it, and put it back in the chattahoochee 5 miles down stream from where it was pumped out.

How does flushing 3 gallons of water save anything? Im sure the Corps of Eng. factors in the sewer outflow into the Discharge plans on how much water to flow out of Buford Dam. So that 2 gallons I don't Flush get 'flushed' out at the Dam.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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I think part of the 'water' problem is we 'let' water depart without being totaly used. The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Let fresh water go into the gulf. That water is 'lost' Look at the Colorado river out west, it gone before it get done in mexico. There is no water left to flow into the sea.

One has to wonder what the 'loss' of water is in Toilet usage? My water come from Lake Lanier, I flush 5 gallon from my toilet, where does it go? Down the sewer, to a sewer plant, who clean's it, and put it back in the chattahoochee 5 miles down stream from where it was pumped out.

How does flushing 3 gallons of water save anything? Im sure the Corps of Eng. factors in the sewer outflow into the Discharge plans on how much water to flow out of Buford Dam. So that 2 gallons I don't Flush get 'flushed' out at the Dam.
I'll do that math for you.

Instead of flushing 5 gallons, you flush 3. 2 are still left in lake lanier for other uses.

You're welcome

BTW I think most toilets from the last 10+ years use less than 2 GPF
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Here and there
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Water neither appears or disappears. There is the same amount of water on the planet as there was 1000 years ago. 10,000 years ago. A million years ago. What may be threatened is unrefined drinkable water. But I am not the least concerned. I have a little cylinder device in my backpack, about the size of my sun glasses case, that will render filthy pothole water drinkable. And it is extremely portable, just think if it was ten times that size. Water is one of the last things we should be concerned about. No worries here.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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Water neither appears or disappears. There is the same amount of water on the planet as there was 1000 years ago. 10,000 years ago. A million years ago. What may be threatened is unrefined drinkable water. But I am not the least concerned. I have a little cylinder device in my backpack, about the size of my sun glasses case, that will render filthy pothole water drinkable. And it is extremely portable, just think if it was ten times that size. Water is one of the last things we should be concerned about. No worries here.
I pray you didn't actually go to UGA like your username suggests.

So I told that teachin' lady....

City-data. I bid you goodnight.

-closes laptop-
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Here and there
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I pray you didn't actually go to UGA like your username suggests.
From wiki -

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Water is the most abundant compound on Earth's surface
It is I who prays that you did not attend UGA, chicken little.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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As Bulldawgfan says, the problem isn't water, it's access to drinkable water. Part of the problem is every city I know of discharges its waste downstream of where they took it in because a few people can't stomach drinking "recycled" water. If every city put the treated wastewater back to the source (Lanier for Atlanta, Black Shoals lake for my own Conyers), then the overall draw wouldn't be as much. What would be even better is for an even more closed system, where instead of treated wasterwater, the water is cleaned and put back into the water mains. Then you'd only need a little bit of draw from a natural source to make up for the water lost by evaporation, outdoor uses, etc.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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As Bulldawgfan says, the problem isn't water, it's access to drinkable water. Part of the problem is every city I know of discharges its waste downstream of where they took it in because a few people can't stomach drinking "recycled" water. If every city put the treated wastewater back to the source (Lanier for Atlanta, Black Shoals lake for my own Conyers), then the overall draw wouldn't be as much. What would be even better is for an even more closed system, where instead of treated wasterwater, the water is cleaned and put back into the water mains. Then you'd only need a little bit of draw from a natural source to make up for the water lost by evaporation, outdoor uses, etc.
Here in Augusta we use Phinizy Swamp to naturally clean the water, maybe the metro Atlanta area could follow suit. Just a thought.
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