Green Approaches to Water Gaining Ground Around World

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After Hurricane Sandy swept through the northeast of the United States late October 2012, millions of New Yorkers were left for days without electricity. But they still had access to drinking water, thanks to New York City’s reliance on protected watershed areas for potable water.

Instead of using electric-powered water treatment plans, New York City brings its high-quality drinking water through aqueducts connected to protected areas in the nearby Catskill/Delaware forests and wetlands, just one example of how protecting watersheds can provide residential areas with drinking water and flood and pollution protection at bargain basement prices…

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