When we turn on the tap, we want to see water rushing out. When we turn on our sprinklers or irrigation hoses or sprinkler heads, we want to see water rushing out.
That may all we well and good, but all that water rushing out doesn’t “just happen.” You have to know where the rain falls, where the rain run-off goes and how to capture it if we are to grow our gardens, take our baths and have drinking water on the table.
These and other practical methods of capturing safe drinking water are all the subject of a series of public meetings along the Oregon Coast to tabulate where the water comes from, how it flows, affects the ground water and how it can be stored in earthquake resistant reservoirs.
The public discussion resumes June 14th at the Hatfield Marine Science Center auditorium. The meeting runs 6pm to 8:30pm.