Reimagining Infrastructure— Water Works report in Orion magazine, July-Aug issue

This is an excellent report by Cynthia  Barnett.   Water Works— Communities imagine ways of making every drop count

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/7586/

Indianapolis and its suburbs have not been a water-conserving community.   Citizens Water’s revenues depend on water sales (and sewage treatment quantities).  As one United Water (the sewage treatment contractor for Citizens Water) employee joked in a public meeting a year or so ago– “Flush twice– that’s how I get paid”.

Here’s one pertinent excerpt from the report:

“There is no question that the easiest, cheapest, and most ecologically sound options for communities involve working together to use less, rather than fighting each other to grab more.”   

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