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Time for a “Cash for Water Clunkers” Program

Here is a long-overdue idea for an additional piece of "stimulus" for local economies, and one that won't cost any money in the long run--indeed, it will produce both new jobs and money, and it will reduce environmental impacts of our water use. The U.S. should commit $5 billion in a "Cash for Water Clunkers" program to help individuals and businesses get rid of old water-wasting appliances and processes. Not only would such a program save vast quantities of water, but it would also provide a number of other important benefits. Read more of Gleick's post