The Nation’s Capital has three days emergency water supply!
“We only have about 24 to 48 hours of water supply available should the Potomac River become unavailable to us,” said Tom Jacobus, general manager of the Washington Aqueduct.
Fairfax Water’s public affairs officer Susan Miller said: “Anytime you can acquire off-river storage, it will be of great benefit to the community in terms of planning for emergencies and future growth.”
Yet despite these warnings, DC’s officials want to pay real estate speculators to demolish and throw away our existing giant underground water cistern and replace it with more condos, office space, traffic, and short term developer profit.
Water is so important to this city and its history, let alone survival.
Do we really want to be surprised when drought strikes DC or there’s a problem with the source on the Potomac?
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a 20 acre underground water cistern (protected from the elements and sun) that could actually store and clean hundreds of millions of gallons of water without electricity in case of emergency drought or problems at the Potomac source! McMillan Park and Sand Filtration Plant exists! The other cities don’t have this answer already built like DC does.