Monday, November 5, 2007

Water Water Nowhere and Nary a Drop to Drink

A town in Tennessee is out of water, period, and much of the state is threatened with water shortages. Atlanta faces severe water rationing due to an extended drought in the Southeast. How have public officials in these communities allowed these conditions to get out of hand? Why has investment in infrastructure and storage facilities failed to keep pace with rising population, bigger houses, more extensive landscaping, and other thirsty developments?

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