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Old 12-16-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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What cities have the most secure water supply? By "secure," I mean having a well-established source (or sources) of water that isn't expected to run dry in the foreseeable future, as well as having a water supply that is not contaminated by pollutants, radiation, etc. to the point where there is real concern that it could even be treated adequately to make it potable.

I'd be especially interested if any cities with dryer climates have a good, secure water supply. It sounds as though the situation in the future of the Southwest's water supply is universally pretty grim. How about, say, in the eastern part of Washington?
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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the Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Area

why?

Roughly half a million people in the Syracuse metro have their water supplied to them from three local lakes.......... two Finger Lakes ------ 1. Skaneateles Lake 2. Otisco Lake. And most importantly...3) Lake Ontario.

Skaneateles Lake is one of cleanest lakes in the world. Even in the event that Skaneateles Lake and Otisco Lake go dry/become polluted, I never foresee Lake Ontario running dry.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:40 PM
 
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What cities have the most secure water supply? By "secure," I mean having a well-established source (or sources) of water that isn't expected to run dry in the foreseeable future...
Believe it or not, the ever-popular and much-loved Pittsburgh, PA.

The two rivers that run into the city, the Allegheny & Monongahela, come from the Penn. hinterlands, with no big, polluting cities upstream. Yes there is some industry upstream, but the pollution was cleaned up years ago.

We are talking decent-sized rivers, in an area that sees very little drought. Add to that Pgh.'s shrinking population and it's a recipe for a very secure water supply.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Uniquely Individual Villages of the Megalopolis
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the Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Area

why?

Roughly half a million people in the Syracuse metro have their water supplied to them from three local lakes.......... two Finger Lakes ------ 1. Skaneateles Lake 2. Otisco Lake. And most importantly...3) Lake Ontario.

Skaneateles Lake is one of cleanest lakes in the world. Even in the event that Skaneateles Lake and Otisco Lake go dry/become polluted, I never foresee Lake Ontario running dry.
Wow, I have a sweatshirt with Skaneateles written on it with a nature scene. People always ask me when I have worn it in NYC, where is that place? (after they try to read it).
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