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upgrade the city's water

How ? Yes, exactly. Creating comfort for the next generation of urban development from a burden.

The model is simple. Take all water sources and pipe water to the silos of each city. No more used and treated water has to be mixed in. The sales partners of the new water are the municipal utilities.

A drinking water network has been created that only uses half of the actual potential. It was not further developed, rethought.

But created a separate water cycle in the interest of water management. Is a crisis the best time to rethink fads and old architectures, even if the word triggers a shudder just by hearing it? That's how it reads in all areas. The crisis, the slack of a decade, a weakening of pre-programmed capitalism. Of course it is clear that at some point a global high peak will occur.


Today you have to deal with the problems of basic services. Energy is expensive. Companies that exist unnecessarily consume resources unnecessarily. Man himself is a good example of this. Automation to eliminate human work that can also be done by robots and machines. The question is, is work still work for people when they have managed to replace them with machines and robots? I do not think so. What can replace work is a blessing and the time has come for people to take on new responsibilities or devote themselves to work that has been neglected. Well read and understandable, invest more care in the planet. Millions of jobs are slumbering there. Although anyone who likes to bring a planet into shape will hardly recognize the whole thing as work. Rather a kind of honor or classic, of passion. Creation, art and creativity are experiencing a renaissance. The Bundle generates New Tasks and Works in abundance. They are all elements of a domino chain of connection work.


What about the water that you each draw from the tap? O tap it. It is a mix of fresh and treated water. There are also 200 substances that do not belong in the groundwater. It is only tested for 40. The maximum values are always corrected upwards. Not because it's nice, but because the accumulations aren't getting any smaller in the water cycle. The tolerances are simply shifted in favor of the trade. The price for a global economy driven by money and profit, which is traveling like a locomotive into no man's land.


Some cities in the world are so rich in fresh water due to the geological situation on the map, among other things, that you can completely do without the use and treatment of used water there. Whatever you get out of the tap. The water faucet, it's top notch. However, this luxury is only available in privileged regions and brave cities. Quality has its price. Every citizen reflects that somewhere. In order to find a quality society in a city, or in a company, it takes a set of selected ingredients that ultimately leads to a desired or predictable result. If education is a building block, water must not be neglected in this process of being alive.


So what can you build? The entire water network is split up and divided into a new drinking water system, which then also deserves its name. The city map and the drinking water supply, including the waste water, can be clearly depicted using a model. Put simply. You have water and waste water, and the waste water comes back into the cycle from the water that we take every day (the current status). In some cities there is also lake water, which happens, for example, when a dam is nearby.


What does the new model of a drinking water model look like? You take all water sources that achieve the necessary quality and connect them to the city network from the public utilities. All the waste water that we have already used for cleaning and washing is no longer fed back into the drinking water. With a few skilled water engineers from planning in cooperation with biologists and natural scientists you can re-plan the utility value of used water. Industries always come to mind first. Irrigation of green areas. Filling cisterns that make day-to-day business disappear back into the sewage system. For all this, you don't need fresh water, which took many years to achieve the standard quality of the drinking water ordinance. It's just too bad and really needs a higher appreciation. Water of the quality we find in the west cannot be taken for granted. Once you have flown around the planet you can see the whole thing. It quickly becomes clear how valuable good water is. The structure today also shows that this is not typical for all other cycles in which we move. There are always quality levels from 1 to 3. Or even classes. First class and second class. From basic to premium, everything is often included. But water has been made here outside. It's just standard. We drink and use treated tap water. The most important thing has not been divided into two classes. One could even speak of an anomaly as far as that is concerned.


So everything is rebuilt in such a way that each individual no longer has to drive their car to buy water of a higher quality. No, all the water that is in the surrounding area is channeled into the cities with large conveyor systems. Everything you then get at the tap, the Kraneberger, is water of top quality. No more carrying crates. Alone the process and the fact how perfidiously the water management works to sell us the water from the ground at a high price. The energy wasted getting it in the bottle. Until the bottle of water ends up on the shelf or in a big pack in the shop is enormous. It's not about whether you can make money with it, it's proven that you can. Many hundreds of new companies have been established on the national and many thousands of companies on the international world market. A concept that works. Can you just sell water in such a way that it is discovered after tests and preparatory work. One may. The legislators benefit from it. Everything can be moved, used, used and owned with money.


This idea, equated with a concept that is presented here, shows that the water that is available to everyone can also be fed into the cycle of usability in a different way.

With water pipes that are routed directly to the municipal utilities in the cities. If you want the best for the citizens and the gentlest for society, this is the way to go. Other resources that are taken from the earth every day also use this type of solution. Almost every energy is transported through the countries via a line today. Let's take the scales of the industry who are winners and losers here. Let's start with the winners. First of all, the citizen is the winner. He should be worth it. Because he pays the taxes and has to stay healthy for a strong economy. Good water makes a significant contribution to staying here. All citizens who own their own premises. Who likes to pay 2 meters square just to have to put down water crates. Own living space is not a matter of course. 300,000 is the constant number of citizens that has haunted the country for decades. Just like 3 million unemployed, all constant in the books. Like clockwork, in this case not like a Swiss watch. Rarely do you see drinking fountains that are open to the public. There are countries that are simply ahead of others, even though the size of the population there is many times smaller. Here's an anecdote: For a long time it was even forbidden to order a glass of tap water in a restaurant or in a cafe. Fights and quarrels had to be waged first so that the gastronomy could read the riot act. Good, you've done it. A law can decide about right and wrong. Although it still happens today that restaurateurs simply boldly write 50 cents on the bill for a glass of water from the tap, and that without lime. For what reason ? In order to wipe out the customer, or to be able to express his opinion if the customer complains about the 50 cents on the bill.


Back to the real thing: the winner is the city and the municipalities with their municipal utilities. From now on you can offer excellent water and advertise it as such. Health is the winner if you want to attribute a being to it. Intelligence wins because you simply make the most of what today's technology and accumulated knowledge has to offer. Plants and green areas in their own areas are now nourished with real water and a particularly natural composition. Doesn't sound like a lot like winners in the economy at first. Of course the construction industry, the craft operators and the new machines and products that are necessary to transport the new 2.0 drinking water network made of 100% natural water. I can see, and I'm sure you will too, that high costs will arise for houses that have already been built and are then adapted or converted, and I can already see the architects throwing their hands over their heads. Well, there has to be. But new houses and new systems can now be fed with these new water concepts. For example, it is conceivable that your own house will function more self-sufficiently with small, compact water treatment systems. The faeces are cleaned inbound and the newly gained water is fed back to the cistern and the garden irrigation. Possible also for the washing machine. The latter would have to be analyzed to what extent the water is good for textiles and the machines. Washing the car, the favorite from the 60s and 80s generation. What has now become a bicycle, scooter or motorbike. It ensures that the house owners are more independent from the city and the energy suppliers. The maxim of many people who want to summarize the dream in one word. “Independence” to be independent. As simple as that . On paper. Especially when all systems with the solar panels and the energy generated from them are obtained from the roof. So you can see that winners can certainly be supplied with orders for many decades. The other side of the coin. You also have to talk about the losers. There are. The employees employed at the water business establishments are first of all rationalized away. Logistics employees who are responsible for filling and loading the bottles for retail. Marketing departments that were built large, but then get by with much less staff. As long as money flows and the competition remains stable with their prices, business was excellent in all sectors. But then came primates who could keep their business running with less and less margin and profits. They were the killer for the current situation that we are experiencing today, if you look at the trade and comb through the number of closures and bankruptcies* (completely in Spaceballs design*). The machine manufacturers and those who offer maintenance and services that have to be provided within the scope of the contracts are also the losers. You have to recognize the utility and the sense behind the conversion of existing architecture. With even more vision into the future, new branches of a distant future can then be painted with the adapted architectures. These changes are not profound.


It's just the best of what we have now, what we messed up and ultimately was also a deficit of the old architects. So you can bring in here appropriately. One more line or a few more wide routes, plus twice the free space in urban areas for road construction, and you would have been safe for many hundreds of years. In detail, what does today mean for the country, the nation Germany? The upgraded drinking water, which has been proven to bring benefits, could be connected directly to replacement pipes! The problem only. No replacement lines have been laid for unforeseeable adjustments in the future. A cable duct or water pipe without a function in the walls of the new buildings would not have been noticed. For new buildings, the costs are also significantly lower. Consider today, removing tiles, tearing up walls! Very complex. However, engineers, designers and designers can be commissioned to design a water pipe system that can be installed later without great effort. Engineers have already invented quite a few things and thereby made the world friendlier by one component. In the shell construction, laying 100m more water pipes would hardly be noticeable. However, we can use this example to show where urban planners and urban developers have made serious and non-negligible mistakes from today's perspective. There is no such thing as sweeping under the rug. Take the means of transport of the future. The Train. If you had reserved three times as much width to lay rails, we would now be able to offer much faster and wider trains without any major problems, while the old trains are still running at the same time. The 300km/h only exists on paper. As so often. All nice talk at the end of the chain. Other countries are way ahead of this country. 400-500 and 600km/h are already possible in test mode. If you only connect the big cities with each other. Example : Hamburg Bremerhafen Berlin Munich Frankfurt Stuttgart and Cologne without making stops in between , so when do you reach these destinations ?

Any destination in 60 minutes. Plus getting to the train station. No highway or plane can do that. The current train models are all fairly sparsely sized, with the exception of 1st class. The comfort we all want is called more big and more space. No more cowering like in small prison cells, or picturesque the castle in dungeons where you were still tied up in chains. The same has already been paid for expensively when expanding highway widths. From 2 lanes to 3 lanes and sometimes 4 lanes. Well Cairo is a different house number but there is nothing under 4 lanes ex works. Per page, of course. Makes sense too. But it doesn't make sense how the planning was pushed forward in this country.

With this you can once again top the whole disaster of a screwed up architecture. After the wars one had the opportunity to think big. Doing everything new, doing everything differently. Didn't you do that? Why not  ? The planning was probably no longer in German hands. The trauma of the nation was probably still deep in the minds that were chosen to rebuild a country. Led by the Allies. Today also called occupier powers. Let's take the size of the car lanes. If the planning had been generous here, with a car width of 120 to 160 cm at the time, and if they had said that we would simply make a track width of 5m no matter what it looked like, then the big planners in a city would not have had any problems. Of course, each side of the street has 2 lanes. Today better even 3 lanes in the city. Bicycle - e-bikes and e-scooters already need their own route. Buses and taxis not included. These many bottlenecks in modern urban architecture and rural development come at a price. They present planners with completely new challenges. So you can definitely say that you thought big, but apparently not big enough. It's true that one strays a bit from the main topic, that's how it is sometimes. Today, for example, the trend is clearly more towards mobile living and ultimately also towards mobile work. But it is precisely in this area that the hands of the manufacturers of motorhomes are tied due to the current situation. A meter more width in motorhomes and on the rails would be a revolution. Well, that falls out first. Motorhomes in particular radiate this independent lifestyle, don't they? I admit it's better to have one of the dimensions you have on the market than not to have one. This wave that broke out of Silicon Valley with tiny houses years ago has nothing to do with housing. Honestly, this is for people with a small mind that doesn't get bigger in Tiny Houses. You have to go outside to unleash your creativity and full power. Incidentally, fitting. High ceilings of well over 3.50m clearly color the feeling of well-being. So freedom and creativity start with the ceiling height. Thanks to all the architects who, after the war, once again restricted us in terms of the ceiling height in our being. We are so proud of you. We will roll out the red carpet later.


There must be winners and losers, that's where my story stopped. The water companies themselves would not have to completely close their operations, but simply submit the costs for a compact and ongoing operation to the public utility company + a profit margin and a contractually regulated adjustment that can be cushioned by rising costs. In numbers, that would mean that you might have to pay 10 times the price of drinking water today. That would still be cheap. Today, 1000 liters of water cost about 3 euros. In comparison to that. 1000 liters of mineral water without travel costs are 19 cents per liter in about 190 euros. For 19 cents you get the cheapest version of water from the well, that does not mean that it is premium water. For example, if all the water sources around the Eifel were to flow into the city network, the water quality would be comparable to Alpine water. This region has really good water.


Simply closing the water operators would be nonsense, as it has cost a lot of work and devoured a great deal of funding. Families left a lot of time and energy there. Not all are family businesses, of course. And as can be found everywhere in the world's oceans, there are more sharks in this trade than one would like. Legislation must provide protection, but profit is a triumph and knocks the pants off the mighty on paper. Further developments occur when the circumstances that occur due to decades change. Water operators may also recognize the added value for the population.


As good as ideas and the transformations of entire markets may sound, in the end there are always experts, university students and vitamin B candidates who have to calculate everything finely and neatly. But every city and the adjacent water companies can decide for themselves whether to take the next step in drinking water development. One thing is certain today. If we don't do it, other countries will act as role models in similar projects and bring more health into the living space of their citizens. Other countries have recognized that the citizen is the true capital and not the pig that is filleted into small pieces and taken away from its savings to the old people's home. Separated from families and dumped on the track into no man's land with no name. The South and Middle East deal with aging differently. Respect for that. In capitalism, no one likes to talk about the loss of culture. Much more, there must be sacrifices, it has always been like that. This is what business people in a $3,000 suit sound like. Who get out of their Porsche like a licked stamp while the rest of the world scrapes the crumbs off the road. The standardized person packed in a DIN format as it should be in the world of suits with a guarantee of advancement. Disguise yourself for the specifications and give up your personality and the fame and the Porsche is yours. Translated differently. All you have to do is sell your soul to the devil and that'll work with the Porsche and the $3,000 suit. In the distance the farmers stand in their jeans and show that there is another way. They are the banks in times of crisis. Fields with productive agriculture.


Back to the water.


Fresh water and tuned, treated water are two completely different worlds under the microscope. This isn't mumbo-jumbo science. Everything measurable. Here living microscopic images face each other, one exudes life and is pure nature and the other shows disharmony. So don't just rely on drinking the water from the tap. It can affect health and well-being. Mountain water and fresh cold water from springs in the Alps triggered a plus in "WoW" for me. Unfortunately ephemeral, but recoverable. Where else in everyday life can the body and mind get such good fuel to fill up?


Once something is written on the drawing board, the privileged can start building in small villages and communities. A few years and it rocks. The big cities will probably need many more years, 10-20 or more years you have to put on the clock. Milestones can be set earlier.


I am happy if my presentation of alternative water management was entertaining. This is what we all need in great measure every day. It lets us experience what makes the day more valuable. The level of beer and the level of entertainment make for a leisurely round. Even the pharaohs knew that you can make your worker bees happy with beer. That has actually remained the case to this day. A forgotten culture that still determines our everyday life today.

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