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When rain doesn't come it is called a drought.  [[Water conservation]] is needed before and during a drought.
 
When rain doesn't come it is called a drought.  [[Water conservation]] is needed before and during a drought.
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As of 2007 Orme, Tennessee was one of the hardest-hit communities in the drought-ridden southeastern United States, due to its dependence on two vulnerable water sources: a waterfall-fed creek and a natural spring that delivered up to 60,000 gallons/day (227,000 liters/day).  These sources dried up to only 5,000 gallons/day (19,000 liters/day), not enough to pressurize the supply lines to the town's residents.
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A temporary solution was arranged inwhich a 1961 [[firetruck]][http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2007/11/07/dornin.dry.town.cnn] hauls water to the town from Alabama providing enough water to keep the system running for only three hours each day, from 18:00 to 21:00 local time.<ref name="AP">Associated Press (2007-11-01).  Tenn. town has water just 3 hours daily. ''MSNBC''.  Retrieved from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21582319/?gt1=10547 on 2007-11-02.</ref>
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The mayor of Orme, Tony Reames, arranged a permanent solution in the form of a connection to the municipal system of the nearby community of [[Bridgeport, Alabama]].  In his words:  "It's not a short-term solution.  It is THE solution."  The connection would be via a 2.5 mile (4 km) pipe between the two communities, paid for by an emergency grant of $377,590 from the [[United States Department of Agriculture|USDA]]. The project was hoped to be completed by the end of [[November]] [[2007]]. <ref name="Bluestein">Bluestein, Greg (2007-11-01).  Tennessee town has run out of water. ''Charlotte Observer''.  Retrieved from http://www.charlotte.com/nation/story/344047.html on 2007-11-01.</ref>
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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orme,_Tennessee]
    
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
    
[[The Great Californian Drought]]
 
[[The Great Californian Drought]]
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