ICOMMENTSIT live in the wet pacific nw and here the cost is to remove all the pollutants left by businesses who dump when no one is looking.
^Teledyne Wa Chang, and other polluters along the Willamette. Chemical dumps in the desert polluting water tables. The Pacific Northwest DOES have a lot of problems. BTW, 3/4 of the state of Oregon is DESERT! The eastern side of Washington, has low rainfall also, it’s called “rain shadow”, and folks east of the Sierra Nevada are also aware.
Perhaps the silliest thing we’ve done is moving all those people, and golf courses, into the “sun belt”, where rain has ALWAYS been scarce! BTW, that includes the Los Angeles basin, where they import all their water.
It should be remembered that bringing icebergs to L.A. as a water source, was seen as “a plan” , in the 1950’s!!!
Water is not the problem, CHEAP WATER is. How many leaky faucets in L.A.? Raise the rates and watch them get fixed overnight.