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Jersey City to launch citywide initiative to collect rainwater
Jersey Journal ^ | July 20, 2014

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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Was Fulop planning to announce this last week? but you know.... /s
1 posted on 07/21/2014 2:20:34 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

But we need fences around pools, kids might drown in these barrels on hot Summer days.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 2:21:38 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

Is Jersey City having a drought?


3 posted on 07/21/2014 2:27:49 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Ken522

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.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 2:33:17 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: Ken522

Probably need the revenues.

In Seattle you have to pay to catch rain water!


5 posted on 07/21/2014 2:35:57 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: SMGFan

“NJ and rainwater...perfect together.”


6 posted on 07/21/2014 2:53:29 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: SMGFan

I see a plague of mosquitos in their future


7 posted on 07/21/2014 3:03:58 AM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: SMGFan

If you did this in Oregon they would put you in jail


8 posted on 07/21/2014 3:04:35 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: SMGFan

Next up, a program to mitigate mosquito breeding in rain barrels...


9 posted on 07/21/2014 3:06:34 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SMGFan

You don’t need to catch rain water: The ground does it for you. Just drill a well and you’re all set.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 3:07:46 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: 21twelve

“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.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 3:24:51 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SMGFan

Homes in Bermuda all collect rainwater for irrigation and flushing.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 3:25:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: SMGFan
To be followed by next year's blockbuster Jersey City Mosquito Eradication Initiative

Followed closely by 2016's mega-cool Jersey City Malaria Treatment Initiative

13 posted on 07/21/2014 3:26:23 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Homes in Bermuda all collect rainwater for irrigation and flushing.

And the International Space Station has CO2 scrubbers on their air supply... What's your point?

14 posted on 07/21/2014 3:28:52 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Haiku Guy

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.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 3:36:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: SMGFan

Don’t they have sewers that do that???


16 posted on 07/21/2014 3:47:10 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: kearnyirish2

It’s all about people in Manhattan and San Francisco making sure we all live just like they do.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 3:54:19 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: SMGFan

That is so cool! That’s what they do in Africa. NJ finally catching up to the rest of the world. SMH


18 posted on 07/21/2014 3:56:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 21twelve

In commierado it’s illegal to capture rain water.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 3:58:57 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: SMGFan

http://www.naturalnews.com/029286_rainwater_collection_water.html


20 posted on 07/21/2014 4:57:44 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SMGFan

Most cities have such systems already. The systems are known as storm sewers.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 4:59:12 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: SMGFan

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.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 5:01:59 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SMGFan

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.


23 posted on 07/21/2014 5:07:28 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: SMGFan

Looks like Jersey City doesn’t have enough mosquitoes. Rain Barrels are great breeding spots for the little buggers.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 5:12:01 AM PDT by DaBeerfreak (As long as the politicians believe they're not the problem; we have a big problem.)
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To: bravo whiskey

They’ve loosened up for people who have 35 acre plots. Still no good for people in towns though.

https://www.google.com/search?q=colorado+%22rainwater+collection%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb


25 posted on 07/21/2014 6:08:07 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: GailA
Last Fri it was 66, cold, overcast, rainy, and we were all wanting a light winter coat.

Climate change, don'tcha know...That warming would be welcome about now...

26 posted on 07/21/2014 7:06:50 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Rainwater capture is hardly novel.

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.

27 posted on 07/21/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: BlueStateRightist

“It’s 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”...


28 posted on 07/21/2014 2:07:43 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: JimRed

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.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 10:33:01 PM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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