Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Around the world, water shortages are being reported. Here a just a few of such events ...

Texas towns experience water shortages due to fracking ... Read More

U.N. panel warns India of looming water and food shortages ... Read More

People in Putnam County, West Virginia, told to stop using water again ... Read More

More on the West Virginia Chemical Spill into the Elk River ... Read More

Severe Drought calls for emergency declaration in California ... Read More

Water shortages in Africa ... Read More

Water shortages in China ... Read More

Meanwhile, the situation in northern Arizona, on the Mogollon Rim, is getting increasingly dry ... According to the Associated Press ...

"WILLIAMS, ARIZONA — Residents of this northern Arizona city are living under tight restrictions in the wake of what the city is calling a troubling water crisis.
"Williams officials last week adopted the highest possible restrictions.
"Residents are prohibited from watering outside and washing their cars. Public and private swimming pools must be filled with water hauled from elsewhere.
"Anyone violating the restrictions could face a $100 fine, which would double for each subsequent violation.
"City Manager Brandon Buchanan said residents need to curb even indoor use. Households using more than 15,000 gallons of water in a month will be charged rates 50 percent higher than normal.
"Williams primarily uses surface water, which has been made scarce by the dry winter."
However, the situation may not be so much related to the dry winter as much as the development of the town as a bedroom community for Flagstaff, Arizona ... Hinting toward the idea that there are no natural disasters, only social ills, leading to human catastrophes where life is lost and property is damaged ... Read More