Newsweek reports that Blue Lake near Sitka, Alaska, holds trillions of gallons of pure water.
“In a few months, if all goes according to plan, 80 million gallons of Blue Lake water will be siphoned into the kind of tankers normally reserved for oil — and shipped to a bulk bottling facility near Mumbai. From there it will be dispersed among several drought-plagued cities throughout the Middle East.”
“The (for-profit) project is the brainchild of two American companies. One, True Alaska Bottling, has purchased the rights to transfer 3 billion gallons of water a year from Sitka’s bountiful reserves. The other, S2C Global, is building the water-processing facility in India.”
The full article ‘The Race to Buy Up the World’s Water’ can be read at http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/08/the-race-to-buy-up-the-world-s-water.html.