Statements about Water
Says that "In 2009, I saved ratepayers around $500 million by persuading the Council to pursue a less expensive compliance mechanism if the City is required to treat Bull Run drinking water."
Say water fluoridation started in Nazi Germany ghettos and death camps to pacify the Jews.
"The water quality in the ocean is perfect. It’s been tested up and down every ocean shore in New Jersey."
The city of Atlanta has either the highest or second-highest average water bills in the country.
"Ten years ago the Austin Water Utility used a total of 240.3 million gallons. Every summer since then our peak day of water use has been lower."
"You might be surprised to know that 137 billion gallons flows (into Lake Erie) every day. You might be surprised to know that only 86.3 billion gallons flow out. ... Leaving us a net surplus of approximately 50 billion gallons a day."
The Medford Water Commission was fined $279,000 for dumping plain drinking water into a stream.
"Annual water usage in 2010 was actually down more than 18 percent from usage in 2006."
Increasing the bottle deposit to 10 cents on a case of water bottles could literally double the price of that product in the store.
"In three years we could find close to 50 million gallons per day through a toilet replacement program."
Says the Southwest Florida Water Management District has $850 million in reserves, enough money in savings to run without levying taxes for more than two years.
Says new EPA water regulations would force the state to make drainage canals every bit as clean as pristine Florida river systems.
"The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they're in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they're in saltwater."
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