by JL Yastine
The Sovereign Investor
The man looking over the water gauges couldn’t believe what he was seeing…
Just down the road, a few miles from his little control room, the giant tank holding Robinson Township’s municipal water supply was draining down … fast.
He looked at the clock. Midnight. The thermometer registered an icy 20 degrees. Somewhere out there, among the Pittsburgh suburbs’ 15 square miles of snow-covered neighborhoods and businesses, a water main was losing more than 3,000 gallons of water a minute.
He checked his dials again and did some quick calculations. The township’s storage tank held 1 million gallons of water. At this rate, all of it would be gone before dawn.