Provide JOBS by building a water pipeline across the US to provide water to drought areas and relieve flooded areas!

Building and maintaining such a pipeline would provide long term jobs for thousand of people, save millions in livestock, crop and property loss, not to mention human suffering.

The state climatologist for Texas says the record drought of 2011 could be only the beginning of a dry spell that could last until 2020. What if this drought affects the entire Southwest and Western US?

There is an urgent need to conduct water from states suffering flooding from too much rain or snow melt to provide water to states suffering drought causing losses of entire farms, crops, and farm animals and to provide jobs to build these pipelines.

We could develop a network of interstate high-volume water pipe-lines, so water could be transmitted from areas that have too much (recently the Northeast) to areas of drought. They could be installed with relatively little disruption by flowing the right-of-ways of various Interstate Highways and/or rail lines.

Since water is non-toxic, occasional small leaks would not damage the environment. To install the system would create much-needed jobs in the US. The system could be built gradually over years to spread out the cost and job-supply. Pipe-line flow could be reversed if climate changes dictate.

Building and maintaining this pipeline would provide long term jobs for thousand of people, save millions in livestock, crop and property loss, not to mention human suffering.

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Public Comments (482)
Sep 10th, 2017
Tony C. from Hurricane, UT writes:
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Why is this not happening? All positives with no negatives.
Aug 28th, 2017
Lauren T. from Massapequa, NY writes:
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I have very little doubt that there are many factors to consider, not the least of which would be eminent domain, collection, treatment, cost, ownership, etc. That said, as 50 inches of rain is pouring onto Houston, it makes me wonder why we have no way of removing that unwanted fresh water to a drought stricken area that needs water for irrigation. It's not a perfect solution, but being able to relieve drought with flood waters seems like a good idea to investigate.
Jan 3rd, 2017
Someone from Jacksonville, FL writes:
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This is a win-win for everyone involved.States that do not have enough water would be willing to pay for it. States that have too much water could sell it. The pipeline could easily be incorporated in the interstate highway system. Large reservoirs could be built throughout the system to store excess water. Some part of the country is always being flooded so there is no excuse for not doing this.
Dec 1st, 2016
Nick T. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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I'm sure the issue and solution is much more complex than stated here, but we at least need to have a comprehensive assessment of what it would take to accomplish this. Do, maybe the first step should be raise funds or pass legislation for EIPR + feasibility/cost study. t's incredibly difficult to capture flood waters. And there would surely be some unintended environmental impact from the construction, but in the overall picture it seems like it would be worth it (again, though "seems" and "is" are two different things and, we need a through independent and neutral scientific evaluation.
Nov 16th, 2016
Justin M. from Globe, AZ signed.
Oct 30th, 2016
Someone from Atlantic Beach, FL writes:
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So simple and idea seems ridiculous we haven't built one or started one in at least the last 10 yrs (EAST gets into droughts too). Shipping excess rain or other water (snow) through a say 6ft diameter pipeline could put billions of gallons of water in storage (the pipeline itself) not to mention the benefit of shipping water from places with excess to places in need. By introducing more hydration into areas experiencing drought would also affect atmospheric conditions to the east, north and south so there is an environmental impact, but it is less likely as destructive affects of a regional drought.
Oct 30th, 2016
Someone from Overland Park, KS writes:
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looks like a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 17th, 2016
from Indio, CA writes:
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After moving from Palm Desert, CA to Orlando, FL and back to Palm Desert 2 months ago. Over 7 feet of rain per year in Orlando, sinkholes etc. I cannot fathom why a water pipeline to CA is not already underway. Benefits to both states.
Sep 23rd, 2016
Someone from Santa Maria, CA writes:
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I have often thought, why don't we in drought areas have awater pipe line from eastern us to western us? We like to build oil pipeline why not water????????
Sep 20th, 2016
Someone from Firebaugh, CA signed.

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