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Opinion: America's Water Systems Are Failing

An opinion piece in the New York Times says that there is a crisis in the country's water systems that threatens all industries that depend on safe clean water.

A plant employee, Charles Cupp, takes water samples at the Cypress Water Treatment Plant in Wichita Falls, on Friday, January 25, 2013.  This plant is responsible for the membrane reverse osmosis process being used on the city's water supply.  The city estimates that it's total water reserves are hovering around the 40 percent mark as of this year forcing it to begin implementing it's stage 3 emergency water restrictions and furthering steps toward increasing its water reclamation initiative.

An opinion piece in the New York Times says that there is a crisis in the country's water systems that threatens all industries that depend on safe clean water. Problems range from leaky pipes to lack of data about water use. Possible solutions to the problems include better water pricing and raising the national budget for research and water data collection. (The New York Times)

 

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