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.
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