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Author Topic: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)  (Read 1830 times)

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Offline billybob476

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RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« on: December 23, 2008, 07:21:12 AM »
Detroit pipeline draining Canadian water illegally, Ontario officials allege

The Canadian Press

December 23, 2008

HAMILTON -- Detroit has been stealing Canadian water for 44 years.

It seems the Motor City's drinking-water intake pipe extends 90 metres across the international boundary in the Detroit River, and it's been siphoning as much as 121 billion litres a year since 1964 without a provincial water-taking permit.

"The City of Detroit was unfamiliar with Ontario requirements for water takings and has never had a permit to take water," says the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

Alerted to the illegal water grab when Detroit conducted a screening under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act for maintenance work on its southwest water treatment plant in 2006, the ministry now plans to exempt the city from provincial regulations.

The public has until Jan. 31 to comment on a proposal to let Detroit continue to operate the intake without a permit "because of the historical nature and unique circumstances."

It would also be exempt from fees "as administering the charge would be onerous and difficult to enforce."

Joe Cressy, campaign co-ordinator for the Ottawa-based Polaris Institute - which is crusading against bottled water - said yesterday he was unaware of the Detroit situation, "but unfortunately it doesn't surprise me."

"What we see frequently in this country is a desire to export its greatest resource, water, at the whim of corporate or government closed-door interests, whether through bottled water or loopholes such as this."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081223.WATER23/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 07:46:40 AM »
That's Detroit for you!  By the way - your water is yummy!   ;D

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 07:51:04 AM »
I love it!

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 01:02:14 AM »
I see Rico with a water proof swag bag and mask. ;-)

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 06:37:37 AM »
I see Rico with a water proof swag bag and mask. ;-)
Or a curly mustache!

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 06:41:07 AM »
That's Detroit for you!  By the way - your water is yummy!   ;D

LOL  :roflmao
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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 06:42:08 AM »
That's Detroit for you!  By the way - your water is yummy!   ;D
...and your cars are...well lets just say I drive an Honda! :D

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008, 12:58:15 PM »
...and your cars are...well lets just say I drive an Honda! :D

Ouch! Still fuels coming down in price at the moment so the pain may ease a bit. Anyway, don't you have enough water up there?

I know it's unnusual here but I don't have a podcast of my own.

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008, 01:57:14 PM »
Haha just messing around. There's never enough water! And it's all OURS!

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2008, 02:21:27 PM »
You can have ours, The UK never stops raining and amazingly we still have hose pipe bans.

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2008, 07:59:44 AM »
Ok stop giving our water away. Round here, all the water goes through at least seven people. I wouldn't call that having enough to give away!
« Last Edit: December 25, 2008, 08:03:31 AM by Feathers »

I know it's unnusual here but I don't have a podcast of my own.

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Re: RICO IS STEALING MY WATER! :)
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2008, 11:39:00 AM »
The Thames water is pretty bad ;) up here we have the Brecon Beacons a fine quality water.

 




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