Friday Funny: The 'Transcontinental Straw' and Other Urban Water Supply Strategies

The satirical newspaper The Onion lists some dubious water conservation strategies being contemplated in American cities.

"With the scarcity of drinkable water becoming a major issue on the horizon, cities across the United States are trying to find new sources of water or new ways to conserve water. Here are some of those methods:

MALIBU, CA-Purchasing a six-pack of Poland Spring's new 350 million-ounce City Jug™

TEMPE, AZ-Transcontinental straw enables residents to enjoy a refreshing sip of Lake Michigan water

HOUSTON-Residents are encouraged to aim "celebration guns" squarely at clouds"

Full Story: Drinkable Water For America's Cities

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