Saturday, July 3, 2010

The SRBC is water's Wall Street

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission makes money when water is withdrawn from our streams and rivers. The number I've seen in print is 21 cents per thousand gallons. Using 1 million gallons a day, let's do the math: 1,000,000 gallons per day / 1,000 = 1,000 x .21 cents = $210.00 per day x 365 days = $76,650.00 income per year from one withdrawal site. Multiply that figure by hundreds of approved withdrawal sites in the Susquehanna watershed.

Get the picture people? Water withdrawals = profits for the SRBC. No withdrawals = no profits.

Now, whose best interests do you think they have in mind as they continue to rubber-stamp withdrawal applications? Where is that money going?

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