We’ve got something important for both preppers and investors!
Let’s start with the clueless general public’s expectation of cheap, available water at their fingertips in perpetuity. The situation flows like a river of potential profit! After all, we’ve enjoyed a lifetime of turning on a tap and having access to as much clean water as we want for drinking, cooking, or cleaning – and at a relatively negligible cost.
Yet that’s not the norm globally. Today, aged U.S. water systems are near the top of the list in terms of our nation’s antiquated infrastructure.
Unfortunately, our public school system has yielded a generation of bubble-brains. Which we define as people who don’t pay attention to the world around them and have no critical thinking skills. They devour whatever crapola and excuses the political class feeds them. One of the biggest unreported stories of our time is the rise of global shortages of clean, potable water close to major population centers. Another political mess – decades in the making!
Thirty years of expanding green regulations and other artificial legal hurdles have diverted money away from investment in water reclamation and treatment technology.
The result is a brittle supply system that most of us won’t notice until, well, it fails to the point that it actually inconveniences people. And when it causes food prices to rise (as it is already doing), most won’t make the connection. More on this in a moment.
The population control people blame fresh water depletion on growing population levels. But as with energy and most other shortages, the root causes are mostly political.
Take agricultural squandering of fresh water due to political boondoggles like corn-based ethanol. Estimates show that producing a gallon of gasoline uses 2.5 gallons of water, while ethanol refineries use about 4.2 gallons of water to produce the same gallon of fuel.
Don’t overlook the need to hedge yourself against shortages and price spikes in this most essential life-giving resource of all. Whether you personally are dependent on a municipal water source or get it for “free” from your own private well, the reality is that the costs of obtaining and transporting water are built into the costs of all food products and many other things people consume.
Water Costs Rise 2 to 3 Times…