Saturday, May 1, 2010

WCYDWT? Really. I don't know yet.

Honest. I just found it and it struck me. What can you do with this?
MWRA is activating its emergency water supplies such as the Sudbury Aqueduct, Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Spot Pond Reservoir. THIS WATER WILL NOT BE SUITABLE FOR DRINKING, but can be used for bathing, flushing and fire protection.

The leak is located at the location where the MetroWest Water Supply Tunnel meets the City Tunnel on Recreation Road. This 120-inch diameter pipe transports water to our communities east of Weston – as far north as Wilmington and south to Stoughton. Water is leaking into the Charles River at rate of over 8 million gallons an hour.


  1. What can you do with this?

    Bathe, flush, fight fires.

    The answer's right in the first paragraph.

    What you probably can't do is create a good math problem out of it. Once you've made it accessible to kids, you've probably made so many simplifications that it no longer matches the emergency in any meaningful way.


  2. It's just the 120inch pipe and 8 million gallons of water per hour. Gotta be something good in there.