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Transparency: Where Does Your Water Come From?

The state of California recently declared an emergency due to drought, and the water supplies in many American cities are at dangerously low levels. This is partially because our largest metropolises have far out-stripped their fresh water sources, forcing them to import water from lakes, reservoirs,..

Transparency: Where Does Your Water Come From?

The state of California recently declared an emergency due to drought, and the water supplies in many American cities are at dangerously low levels. This is partially because our largest metropolises have far out-stripped their fresh water sources, forcing them to import water from lakes, reservoirs, and rivers, sometimes hundreds of miles away. In our latest Transparency, we look at which cities have sustainable, self-contained water supplies, and which cities are forced to turn to outside help. Click here to view the full Transparency.A collaboration between GOOD and Fogelson-LublinerSOURCES: Cities' Water Departments CORRECTION: We've uploaded a new file with some minor corrections to this piece. Also, please note that Lake Havasu is technically a reservoir and not a lake. It is mislabeled in the piece. We regret the error. You can view the uncorrected piece here.

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