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Old 10-02-2018, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Hello,

I hope all of you are doing well.

My fam and I are going to have to move eventually as the city we live in will eventually run out of water. It is not a debate about whether we will or won't run out of water, the only question is where to go to get the best match for the following criteria. We realize we may not be able to get all of the following criteria in a city. We also realize we can live w/o everything listed, except of course water. With that in mind, I will list what we are looking for in order of importance w/ one being the most important. Please let me know what cities you would suggest. We were thinking Albuquerque, but I haven't done an extensive amount of research yet on their water supply. Thank you


1. A steady supply of water into the foreseeable future
2. 300 plus days of sunshine a year
3. West of I-35 or at least on the border
4. Mild to non-existent winter
5. Mountains or at least hills
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Hello,

I hope all of you are doing well.

My fam and I are going to have to move eventually as the city we live in will eventually run out of water. It is not a debate about whether we will or won't run out of water, the only question is where to go to get the best match for the following criteria. We realize we may not be able to get all of the following criteria in a city. We also realize we can live w/o everything listed, except of course water. With that in mind, I will list what we are looking for in order of importance w/ one being the most important. Please let me know what cities you would suggest. We were thinking Albuquerque, but I haven't done an extensive amount of research yet on their water supply. Thank you


1. A steady supply of water into the foreseeable future
2. 300 plus days of sunshine a year
3. West of I-35 or at least on the border
4. Mild to non-existent winter
5. Mountains or at least hills
Del Rio or Laredo.
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Del Rio or Laredo.
Thank you
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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300 days of sunshine means little rain means water problems.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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300 days of sunshine means little rain means water problems.
Unless you're downstream from mountain runoff.

Come to the Great Lakes region. We have loads of water.

We had the same concerns as you when we lived out west. It wasn't the driver in our move but we did have concerns that water would become a major issue in the future.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I wouldn’t be too concerned with water running out, It’s a renewable resource, the water cycle insures this, always has, always will. As long as you have money (state, county, city, individual) you’ll always have access to it. Once people can get over the physiological aspect of receycled water for consumption most water issues will go away. While still expensive, desalination is also the way of the future, especially in Southern California. Both recycled and desalination are going on in parts of San Diego County right now.

What people use for personal use is a drop in the bucket, no pun intended, to what the big farms use. A single almond takes 1 gallon to grow, a pound of beef requires 1,800 gallons. Once better methods are used, and many small farmers have moved to efficient drip irrigation, the strain will be lessened. The problem is big corporations control the farms and the politicians.

It’s a joke that they tell us to ration water because we’ll run out, yet so much is being wasted, it’s a great diversion tactic. If you live in Las Vegas like your profile says I wouldn’t be concerned one bit. I’m well aware how much lake mead has dropped, but like I said earlier there’s other methods taking off around the world. According to what I was told in school as a kid we should’ve ran out of water in California by now. They were able to scare me as a kid, but not now. A city of Las Vegas’s size and with its resources will always find a way to have water, it just might cost to a fortune to have a large green lawn. If you don’t already know google what it takes to produce your favorite products, your mind will be blown.

If you truly are concerned the interior Southwest will run out of water, and I do get it, look at a map and move to where the water is. The Great Lakes region is your cheapest bet, the California coast the most expensive. I know Tampa has a big desalination plant, and the state gets plenty of rain, that should put your mind to ease.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I wouldnít be too concerned with water running out, Itís a renewable resource, the water cycle insures this, always has, always will. As long as you have money (state, county, city, individual) youíll always have access to it. Once people can get over the physiological aspect of receycled water for consumption most water issues will go away. While still expensive, desalination is also the way of the future, especially in Southern California. Both recycled and desalination are going on in parts of San Diego County right now.

What people use for personal use is a drop in the bucket, no pun intended, to what the big farms use. A single almond takes 1 gallon to grow, a pound of beef requires 1,800 gallons. Once better methods are used, and many small farmers have moved to efficient drip irrigation, the strain will be lessened. The problem is big corporations control the farms and the politicians.

Itís a joke that they tell us to ration water because weíll run out, yet so much is being wasted, itís a great diversion tactic. If you live in Las Vegas like your profile says I wouldnít be concerned one bit. Iím well aware how much lake mead has dropped, but like I said earlier thereís other methods taking off around the world. According to what I was told in school as a kid we shouldíve ran out of water in California by now. They were able to scare me as a kid, but not now. A city of Las Vegasís size and with its resources will always find a way to have water, it just might cost to a fortune to have a large green lawn. If you donít already know google what it takes to produce your favorite products, your mind will be blown.

If you truly are concerned the interior Southwest will run out of water, and I do get it, look at a map and move to where the water is. The Great Lakes region is your cheapest bet, the California coast the most expensive. I know Tampa has a big desalination plant, and the state gets plenty of rain, that should put your mind to ease.

Yes as you stated I'm hoping desalination will get a lot more effort and use in the future. I believe if our city here was more responsible w/ the way water is used then it wouldn't be as big of an issue. For instance, there is no need for me to have to keep the plants in the yard that came w/ the house we bought. I have to water them b/c they aren't native. However; the HOA would fine me $ if I replaced them w/ native plants such as Yucca Trees that wouldn't require me to water them. I think after watching the current situation w/ Cape Town, South Africa running out of water, it has really gotten my attention.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Yes as you stated I'm hoping desalination will get a lot more effort and use in the future. I believe if our city here was more responsible w/ the way water is used then it wouldn't be as big of an issue. For instance, there is no need for me to have to keep the plants in the yard that came w/ the house we bought. I have to water them b/c they aren't native. However; the HOA would fine me $ if I replaced them w/ native plants such as Yucca Trees that wouldn't require me to water them. I think after watching the current situation w/ Cape Town, South Africa running out of water, it has really gotten my attention.
Thatís messed up with your HOA. You would think there could be ways around it because of the water issue? Itís not like youíre putting an Ď81 Camero on blocks in your front yard. Do you know any lawyers?
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:21 PM
 
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Tri-Cities or Walla Walla, WA.
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