Water pipelines come to America
May 6, 2008
The US has an well-developed system of oil pipelines
, but pressure on water supplies in some areas has grown so much that water pipelines are becoming a reality. T. Boone Pickens, who made a fortune in the oil and gas business, is setting up a water pipeline
between northern Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth area in order to ship water from the Ogallala Aquifer to the city. The amount of pumping power
that will be required is huge -- enough so that the plans include 2700 wind turbines to generate the power required.
last revised May 2008