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Water supply project key to Salt Lake City, Sandy's future

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  • Fitz Murray, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 7:48 p.m.

    It's good to see these old reservoirs being replaced. Hopefully, the extra 9 million gallon tank will be built soon as well.

    But, and it is a big but, some of the the water pipelines are very old (some more than 80 years old). They need to be replaced as well, but only seem to get attention when a part of the line breaks. One wonders how many of the old water lines leak each day.

  • David Lloyd-Jones Toronto, 00
    Aug. 8, 2014 5:33 p.m.

    This is good for the short run.

    The Ogallala is running out, though, and the snow melt is only as dependable as the current climate. If we keep dumping hundreds of millions of tons of our garbage, CO2 mainly, into the atmosphere, this is not dependable at all.

    The next water project, the pipes down from Canada, will keep the golf courses and Cobb lettuce farms of America going for a century or so. Maybe.

    That's not exactly long term planning.

    -dlj.