John Callan, the consultant helping Lake County, IL sustain an affordable, clean, fresh supply of water, reportedly projects the county needs to invest $240 million in new pumps and pipes over the next couple decades to deliver the additional water the growing population allegedly needs.
I wonder how much it would cost to install waterless urinals in every bar, restaurant, office, and retail store in the county?
And by how much would such an aggressive conservation strategy reduce demand from the region's aquifers and Lake Michigan?
The recent State of Lake County's Water Supply report doesn't say.
Maybe some smart grad student at the University of Wisconsin's new School of Freshwater Sciences can figure it out.