Monday, February 26, 2007

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noses in Sudan?

Next Wednesday there will be a confidence vote in the Senate, the House Friday. We'll see. Meanwhile, however, I would like to talk about another topic: the fountains of Rome. The inspiration for this post came after a discussion he had today, about the waste of water caused by the Capitoline fountains. The question that arises is: why not give to tap so-called 'noses' the Romans? For the benefit of foreigners who were unlikely to read this post, I note that the noses are the fountains in cast iron (100 kg of metal) 120 cm tall with a characteristic curved tube, fitted with the hole suitable for the production of jet quenching. The first fountain of its kind, was installed for the first time in 1872 by the councilor Rinazzo . In Rome there are about 2,500 noses. Years ago, the junta said the Capitoline attempt to provide some of taps 800 Roman noses. After some time, however, were eliminated. Why? Here is what has been learned by consulting the Web: the taps were not practical to use, subject to continuous vandalism, causing the water heater (s noses are made of cast iron and, especially in summer, warm up a lot). Not only that: it seems that interrupted the flow of water from fountains is necessary. But we continue to search for information on the Internet.

In the town of Rome, the body managing the water is the ' ACEA. ACEA (Azienda Comunale Electricity and Water) was born in 1909 under a different name, AEM (Azienda Elettrica Municipale) which became AGEA (Governor Electricity and Water Company) in 1937, when they began the work of the aqueduct Perschiera. In 1945, the AGEA becomes ACEA SpA and in 1999 became a (Municipality of Rome holds 51% stake). ACEA in Rome serves about 3.6 million inhabitants, and creates a water volume of about 550 million cubic meters per year. Now, let 's figures. says the 2006 Human Development Report prepared by the UN that the minimum daily requirement of per capita is about 20 liters of water (as suggested by WHO and UNICEF.) In Sudan there are about 36 million inhabitants, 70% of which, according to estimates that do not have access to drinking water . An isolated case? We say that Sudan, Tunisia and Pakistan, form the so-called "triangle World thirst," but there are many countries that are facing the problem of water scarcity. But back in Rome.

ACEA informs us that thanks to the 6 major sources of water supply (Peschiera, Le Capore, Acqua Marcia, Acquoria, Acqua Felice and Pertuso) 4 field well (Pantano Borghese, Finocchio, Torre and Torre Angela Spaccata) and Lake Bracciano, each inhabitant of Rome has every day to 500 liters of drinking water . Rome-Sudan: who and who is nothing too. When they were built, the two fountains in Piazza S. Peter, consumed about 6 million liters of water per day. Today are equipped with a device that allows recycling. In addition to the noses 2500, in Rome there are about 1,500 ornamental fountains. But the Trevi Fountain you can not just quit! Then come back to the history of noses and faucets. The ACEA argues that the wastage of water due to noses is insignificant. Not only that, it would seem counterproductive to provide them with taps. According to the 2005 annual report of ' APAT, Agency for Environmental Protection and Technical Services, the continuous flow of water, avoiding stagnation in plumbing and would serve to maintain the most efficient and' clean 'networks sanitation. Thinking of and a half billion inhabitants of the planet without access to safe drinking water, thinking of the 3 billion people that will not have access to drinking water in 2020, well, is to reflect. And we wonder: Is it really necessary to consume 5000 liters of water to produce a hamburger?


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