Mounting Concern Over Water Shortages
Water cannot be taken for granted. This fact, well understood in the western United States, has been brought forcefully to the attention of other sections by the deepening water emergency in the City of New York. Voluntary measures to reduce domestic consumption have failed to produce the necessary saving, and rationing of water to the city's industries is now in early prospect.
The New York emergency is causing other cities to look to their water resources. Baltimore and Washington are seeking loans to extend their water facilities. An engineer of the U. S. Geological Survey told a congressional committee, Jan. 16, that there are “fifty or more places where the situation is not extremely critical right now, but it could be ...