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My sprinkler runneth overby greg • June 03 2008
Environment, City planning, Municipal news
Nearly every morning the municipality waters not only the lawns of Sacher Park, but its pavement as well. We know how important it is to keep the park nice, especially after the weeks of abuse it has taken during the spring holiday season, but with the Sea of Galilee at dangerously low levels, it would be nice if the Jerusalem city government would take water consumption a bit more seriously.
While the municipality may be a little too lenient with our water, there are reports of solid plans to use our refuse. Yes, as is the custom of Jerusalem City Hall, a great plan has been put in order! This time the plan is to use the methane gas from the Abu Dis trash dump. So much methane is produced by our garbage that the trash dump has decided to offer us something in return. As reported by YNet:
So we're going to outsource a plant to take energy from our trash and sell it to the Electric Company. And who will ultimately profit from the project? Will Jerusalemites see their electric or arnona (municipal tax) bills going down anytime in the near future? Don't hold your breath.
Photo of Sacher Park's well-watered sidewalks by Greg Tepper.
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