January 10, 2018

Raw Water

By Bellwether

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“Raw” water is hot now. I take a look at that in U.S. News & World Report today:

In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron penned “Whitey On the Moon” about public investments. Sample line: “No hot water, no toilets, no lights (but Whitey’s on the moon).”

He could have written a doozy about high-priced “raw water.”

Raw water is unfiltered and untreated water – in other words straight from the source. And raw water is hot. That’s the takeaway from a New York Times account of Silicon Valley’s growing interest in the raw water business.

If you’re saying to yourself, “wait, isn’t raw water what kills people all over the world?” you’re on the right track. There are so many things wrong with this from the trivial to deeply symbolic.

For starters, it’s just an awful idea…

You can read the entire thing here. Tweet me your water treatment ideas @arotherham. I definitely don’t want to hear your coffee enema stories, but if you’re trespassing to get raw water I’m game to hear about that. Don’t eat raw chicken, it’s even dumber than raw water and doesn’t even sound good.

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