asher63 (asher63) wrote,
asher63
asher63

Raw Water

You might have heard about the folks selling "raw water".

http://www.businessinsider.com/silicon-valleys-raw-water-trend-could-turn-deadly-2018-1

'In San Francisco, "unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water" is selling for as much as $60.99 for a 2.5 gallon jug. Startups dedicated to untreated water are popping up. People — including startup Juicero's cofounder Doug Evans — are gathering gallons of untreated water from natural springs to bring to Burning Man. ...'

Now here's the rest of the story:

http://moelane.com/2018/01/06/other-tweet-of-the-day-i-forgive-the-raw-water-hucksters-everything-edition/

'LiveWater will set you back twenty bucks a gallon. The people of Jefferson County, Oregon are paying about 1/3rd of a cent for precisely the same water. Only, you know, it’s fresher in Jefferson County. ...'

So, actually? This is a stroke of genius. A transfer of wealth from the hipster ghettoes of San Francisco and Portland to Oregon east of the Cascades.  More power to 'em.
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