Extremism In Defense Of Environmentalism Can Be A Catastrophic Vice.
The Boulder Weekly | By Paul Danish
Cities provide a lot of services, but only four of them are truly vital: Water, sewer, police and fire. (Add gas and electricity to the list in towns with municipal utilities.)
Of the big four, water is hands down the most vital. If deprived of water, human beings will be on the fast track to the river Styx within three days, which alone is sufficient to make water the most vital urban service. Moreover, without water, a city’s sewage service will collapse and its ability to fight fires will be degraded to close to zero. When it comes to vital urban services, water is first among equals.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."