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  •   no simplistic claims were put forward (0+ / 0-)

    by either myself or the people quoted in the linked article ... we Delaware River valley residents are well aware of where NYC gets its drinking water!

    In recent years, the New York City water supply system has been leaking water at a very rapid rate of up to 36 million gallons per day. A complex five-year project with an estimated $22 million construction cost was initiated in November 2008 to correct some of this leakage.

    Satyagraha ~ there is no force in the world that is so direct or so swift in working.

    by under the bodhi tree on Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 07:42:12 AM PDT

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    •  Well, actually no. (0+ / 0-)

      The article IS one sided - Delaware fish sided - and expectedly so.  It's the Pike County Courier from Milford Pennsylvania.  Delaware fishing is of high local interest.

      And this IS a simplistic claim in the article:

      "FUDR has long advocated for a minimum release of 600 cubic feet per second from the Cannonsville Reservoir on the West Branch of the Delaware from April through September."

      Because the 600 cfps may address Delaware fish, but it does NOT address the responsibility, the angst - the paranoia - of the authority that releases the water.

      And yes, I'm acutely aware of the 36 million gallons a day leakage - and I'm telling you that that figure is probably less than half of what's lost to open hydrants throughout the 5 boroughs on any single day the temperatures go over 90F.  I've waded through torrents that overspilled storm drains on three different corners of Broadway from just one single hydrant. That's not hyperbole.  And enforcement is difficult, because as soon as the hydrant is turned off and authorities leave, the person with the wrench just comes out and opens it again.  And sometimes they run all night long, even when nobody is out cooling themselves in the stream.  It's one of the reasons the DEP started distributing spray caps years ago.  But at times during the Summer months, the FDNY still suffers low water pressure problems

      The problem is huge ... and uncertain climate conditions exacerbate it.

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