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New York City gets 90% of its drinking water from the Catskills watershed

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Review the following case study from your instructional materials;New York City gets 90% of its drinking water from the Catskills watershed about 60 miles away. Previously, the water quality was so high that no treatment or filtering was necessary. In recent decades, urbanization and expansion closer to the Catskills has begun to decrease water quality. Battles have ensued between the rural folk and farmers who don't want regulations put on their land use and the city that needs regulations controlling NPS pollutant sources so that water quality is maintained.;Review the New York Times article A Catskills Compromise for additional information. In your discussion post, discuss the following: Is this enough to save New York's water? If not, what else do you feel should be done?;Here is the website http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DEFDE143FF935A25753C1A9639C8B63

 

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