This is a story about water, the land surrounding it, and the lives it sustains. But for once, this story isn't about tragedy. It's about a resistance movement that has arisen to challenge some of the most powerful corporations in history.
Water leakage is not a problem unique to New York City. "Non-revenue water" (for the non-wonk: water that is treated but never reaches a consumer) accounts for 10-30 percent of water that enters the water systems in developed countries.
While some might be up in arms over the New York City outdoor smoking ban that took effect today, I, rather, choose to focus my attention on a set of problems that seem to have been plaguing our city for the better part of a year: soft water.