How not to manage a drought situation

Atlanta is in a severe drought, yet a Pepsi plant in Atlanta slurps up 70.8 million gallons a month while a Dasani plant in Marietta uses 8.4 million gallons a month to produce bottled water – which residents are being told to stockpile in case the drought gets worse!

And, the more water these big users uses, the less they pay per unit.

“We have to ask ourselves,” says Allen Hershkowitz, senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, “is it fair to subsidize a company with public water supplies that they then turn around and market, at a time when those public water supplies are at crisis levels?”


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