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David Eller’s phones started ringing Monday. As the head of one of the country’s largest water pump companies, he knew his employees and equipment would be called upon in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Safe drinking water is going to be scarce not only in urban areas but also in remote villages due to pollution. As part of the daily routine of women in the plantation areas they spend a lot of time to carry water from wells or rivers to their homes.
On August 27, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s 11-foot-diameter sanitary and storm sewer interceptor in Macomb County failed.
After the June 3 levee break that inundated a 12,000-acre island in the San Joaquin Delta, a call went out to Florida for specialized high-volume pumps to help recover the valuable farmland.