Clean water crisis threatens US

by Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan  |  published on April 26, 2016

The United States is on the verge of a national crisis that could mean the end of clean, cheap water.

Hundreds of cities and towns are at risk of sudden and severe shortages, either because available water is not safe to drink or because there simply isn’t enough of it.

The situation has grown so dire the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence now ranks water scarcity as a major threat to national security alongside terrorism.

The problem is being felt most acutely in the West, where drought conditions and increased water use have helped turn lush agricultural areas to dust.

But dangers also lurk underground, in antiquated water systems that are increasingly likely to break down or spread contaminants like lead.

  • The Redhawk

    So where is that SUPREME HITLER Mary Mc Carthy of EPA??? LYING to CONGRESS?? Giving SPEECHES to COWS about bovine Droppings???

  • Ray Gagne

    Who writes this shit. The United States has some of the cleanest water in the world and in abundance. The liberals are just trying to create, yet, another crises to scare the American people into believing that we need big government to save us. It is all about control.

  • Dave

    We have an ROPU in our home and it is great. Better water then you can buy in a bottle or jug. I highly recommend it.

  • Front Sight

    The US ARMY used a ROPU (Reverse Osmosis Processing Unit) to make pure, clean water out of swamp water. I built mine 15 years ago.

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