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First City Without Water: S.A. or L.A.?

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#w_lusvardi">Wayne Lusvardi</a> -- September 25, 2014

Evan Smith, Editor Texas Tribune: “Who’s making money on this deal (the Vista Ridge Pipeline)?  

Robert R. Puente, CEO of San Antonio Water System: “Nothing wrong with making money. Free enterprise and Capitalism are what makes this world go.”

– Symposium: Conversations on Water–The Vista Ridge Pipeline Proposal and  its Local Impact, University of Texas, San Antonio, August 12, 2014.

“Which large U.S. city will be the first to run out of water?” is a question being asked as a result of a new study by The Environmental Hydrology Laboratory at the University of Florida. The study ranked San Antonio worst out of 225 U.S. cities as to drought vulnerability.  And Los Angeles was nearly so, ranked at 220.

San Antonio and Los Angeles are both ranked high in drought vulnerability despite that both have depended on conservation as the major water policy for several decades.…