Crook County, Oregon, is a notorious place for its low-flow wells. With the help of Apple Inc., which is currently building a massive data center in the area, the city has discovered an ancient underground stream that has the potential to improve their current water system.
Apple will not only erect one of the greenest data centers ever built (or so it promised), but it will also use some of its cash (and perhaps manpower) to help with the water distribution system that will leverage the new stream, city officials said
“We will be converting those to production wells, with Apple’s help, and we will reimburse them over time. It’s going to really be a tremendous upgrade to the system.”
“It will give them the water they need, and it gives us … more capacity than they are consuming. It strengthens our core system,” said City Manager Steve Forrester.
Unless there are any voices expressing concern about these developments (environmental concerns, for example), the city plans to break ground next month.