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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Can't blame corps for all water woes

Published 06/11/08 (Opinion)
Lanier's low water levels, as though the agency's operation of its dams on the Chattahoochee-Apalachicola river system is the major impediment to unlimited water availability for all current and future Atlantans ("Low-level operating plan," @issue, June 6).

Never mind the millions of gallons of water that are removed from the lake and river and never returned as a result of more new development in metro Atlanta and electric production. Forget the hundreds of millions of gallons wasted through water-system inefficiencies, outdated plumbing, poorly designed rate structures, wasted outdoor watering and national-record overreliance on septic systems in suburban counties.
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