February 14, 2007

Mainstream Recognition of Groundwater System in Wisconsin

Category: Environment

aquifer.jpgPabst Farms is NOT brilliant. It's yet another exurban zone of tacky strip malls and low-grade McMansions. Well, is has a few minor merits - a bit more greenspace than average, for example. But basically it's another tragic waste of prime countryside adjacent to a major urban area - Milwaukee.

What's momentarily brilliant is the fact that the Journal Sentinel thankfully had the foresight to publish this article outlining the likely effects on groundwater if several hundred acres in the area are paved. Basically it will wreck the already strained and radium tainted well water for a great deal of Waukesha County. Kudos for making some effort to get the public to start connecting the dots and understanding how systems work.

Now back to pessimism mode. Given the local myopia (Although Milwaukee is reasonably thoughtful, its western suburbs are anything but) I doubt anything will change. What's worse is that after wrecking their own aquifer the suburbs will likely go after Lake Michigan. C'est la vie.

Posted by Nick at February 14, 2007 9:30 AM

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Hopefully the western suburbs will overdevelop themselves out of a water supply. It is unlikely that other states, communities, and countries in the great lakes basin will care one iota about their water problems. These suburbs are rich. They can afford a fine waste treatment district to treat and re-use their water. It would seve them right to be forced to drink their own urine.

Posted by: CK Nottingham at March 2, 2007 1:33 PM

Re: the green social entrepreneurship
Please acquaint yourself with the modern social entrepreneurship, www.motionmetrics.org

Posted by: Edward Romanoff at July 19, 2007 12:28 PM

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