California's got it good

Taking a break from Infinite Jest (page 580ish, Scott), I read the New Yorker on the subway today, which
incidentally is a lot friendlier to carry around. I made it about halfway through the "City of Water" article (which isn't
on their website, but there's some relevant info on's water
supply site
), and that was was enough to convey the impression that we're totally fucked when it comes to our water
supply. Bloomberg and Koch are quoted as saying as much.

The existing two tunnels carrying water to the city have never been and can not be repaired, and are each going on 100 years old. The only hope seems to be Tunnel 3, which was started a few decades ago and which is progressing at a pace of a couple of blocks per year.

Since I kind of like having running water, I find this news unnerving. Ryan, if we ever needed your water-nerd powers to assure us that everything is going to work out fine, it's now.


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