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03 Dec, 2008

Water Supply Tunnels to New York City

Posted by: Skylar In: water

Photo by Howard N2GOT

Photo by Howard N2GOT

I just finished reading an interesting post from Pruned entitled “Deep-Sea Living in the Underground Tunnels of New York City”.  The post is inspired by a recent New York Times article describing a leak in one of the tunnels that brings water to New York City.  It’s an interesting read to say the least, particularly the dark tale of future lifetime repair crews that is introduced near the end.

My favourite part is the comparison between the leakage which has been leaking up to 36 million gallons of water a day and the recent drought in Cyprus, which required 14 million gallons of water to be imported per day.  36 million gallons daily is a lot of water.

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