posted by October 15 at 10:34 AMon
I’m no drought specialist, so I’m not sure how many cities cope, on average, with this kind of shortage, but I’ve got friends telling me that there’s a reason why these two articles, printed on the same day, have different timetables listed—because they could both be wrong. Water’s vanishing fast from Northern Georgia, and it appears that
no national news organizations…er, few (kudos, commenter #9) are picking up on what is already an interesting bureaucratic battle between water-hungry businesses, spoiled lawn-loving residents, bumbling state utility companies and—hoo boy—the protection of endangered mussels species.
The rumors are flying—a busted water main here, a lack of city response to reports of huge leaks there… Ultimately, it looks like plans to encourage conservation and negotiate a backup water supply have come way too late in the game, and while I’m not a fan of scaremongering news reports, data points at a dry Atlanta winter and, therefore, a shit-ton of scaremongering news reports in the very near future. But why panic? The flowers will still bloom, little boys and girls.