Skip to comments.Jersey City to launch citywide initiative to collect rainwater
Posted on 07/21/2014 2:20:34 AM PDT by SMGFan
Mayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority, in partnership with Sustainable JC and the Jersey City Environmental Commission, will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce the Jersey City Rain Barrel Initiative.
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But we need fences around pools, kids might drown in these barrels on hot Summer days.
Is Jersey City having a drought?
No drought, any roadway flooding on Rt 440, under train bridges etc will need barrels placed in empty lots and on the side of the road. Fulop running for NJ Gov in 3 years? He got exposure last week in how he handled a crisis so well.
Probably need the revenues.
In Seattle you have to pay to catch rain water!
“NJ and rainwater...perfect together.”
I see a plague of mosquitos in their future
If you did this in Oregon they would put you in jail
Next up, a program to mitigate mosquito breeding in rain barrels...
You don’t need to catch rain water: The ground does it for you. Just drill a well and you’re all set.
“Probably need the revenues. In Seattle you have to pay to catch rain water!”
A lot of the environmental movement is designed to just get Americans accustomed to the idea that our standard of living from the past is gone forever. People now have to get used to small cars, less food in general (under the guise of fitness) - with a focus on basics, smaller living spaces, smaller families, etc.
Homes in Bermuda all collect rainwater for irrigation and flushing.
Followed closely by 2016's mega-cool Jersey City Malaria Treatment Initiative
And the International Space Station has CO2 scrubbers on their air supply... What's your point?
Just that there is precedent. Bermuda is not in low earth orbit, but it holds little fresh water, and has to make best use of what it has. Rainwater capture is hardly novel.
Don’t they have sewers that do that???
It’s all about people in Manhattan and San Francisco making sure we all live just like they do.
That is so cool! That’s what they do in Africa. NJ finally catching up to the rest of the world. SMH
In commierado it’s illegal to capture rain water.
Most cities have such systems already. The systems are known as storm sewers.
Women and minorities suffer must whenever people either:
a) ignore the local mandate to collect rainwater
b) collect rainwater in violation against local laws prohibiting collecting rainwater.
My neighbor grows most of his veggies in a fenced in back yard, Lush plants, elaborate watering system, All rain water collected into closed barrels. Some of his stuff is hydroponic. Weeks ahead of other gardens in the same area. Come winter he’ll cover up those Tomato plants and they will last into late December. And he does not have to pay for water for his garden. Or other plants that are not edible :-)
Normally the West end of TN is in drought high heat at this time of the year. Last Fri it was 66, cold, overcast, rainy, and we were all wanting a light winter coat. Most unusual summer weather I’ve seen in 30 yrs I’ve lived here.
Looks like Jersey City doesn’t have enough mosquitoes. Rain Barrels are great breeding spots for the little buggers.
They’ve loosened up for people who have 35 acre plots. Still no good for people in towns though.
Climate change, don'tcha know...That warming would be welcome about now...
Neither are CO2 scubbers. But what makes sense in Bermuda, a small densly populated island with little fresh water, makes little sense in Jersey City, which sits next to one of the largest rivers in the country, and has little need for non-potable water.
“Its all about people in Manhattan and San Francisco making sure we all live just like they do.”
I don’t know; I don’t know that the wealthy ones do without anything. I think it is more “Do as I say, not as I do”...
I have lived in the Memphis area 30 yrs this is the wierdist winter and summer we have had. Normally we are dry as dust and in heat temps high 90’s with index 110+. No rain either.
It has taken a toll on crops as many eras have seen flooding that is not normal.