The Susquehanna River Basin Commission makes money when water is withdrawn from our streams and rivers.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?