Waterloo, ON — There are few things worse than having to put water back into your tap after it runs out.
The problem is that the water in your taps doesn’t always last as long as you’d like, so you’re forced to purchase bottled water or rely on bottled water from the city.
In fact, according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, more than a quarter of households in Ontario have less than two weeks of supply, according a survey by the Ontario Water Management Agency.
“Our water systems are running at less than half capacity,” says Andrew Littman, director of the Water Utilities Association of Ontario.
“What are we going to do?”
To try to fix the situation, some are looking to the sky.
The Ontario government has made water the cornerstone of its climate change strategy.
Last year, the province pledged to provide 1,000 gigawatt-hours of renewable water from its hydroelectric dams by 2025, but so far, the targets are just a few hundred megawatts.
To make up for the shortfall, the government is seeking to tap into the world’s most abundant resource, using a process called “geothermal generation.”
Geothermal energy is not something new.
It’s been around for thousands of years and has been used to power the world for millennia.
But it’s only recently that it’s been given a wider scope, especially in the form of geothermal energy.
According to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, a Canadian non-profit that advocates for clean energy, between 2005 and 2012, Canada exported more than 200 gigawatts of geovisual energy.
This means that the country has the potential to produce more than 1.3 billion gigawats of renewable energy annually.
This is where geothermal comes in.
The geothermal technology, in which heat is extracted from the earth and released underground, has been around since the 1970s.
In the past, geothermal was mainly used for heating.
But the use of geysers for electricity production in the past decade has seen a surge in usage, with demand rising as demand for electricity rises.
That’s because it takes less energy to heat water and generate electricity than it does to run the pumps that transport water to and from homes.
It also uses less energy than building a pipeline to transport the water to the grid.
The cost of electricity is lower than the cost of using geothermal, which means it can be more environmentally friendly.
The government is planning to build two new geothermal plants.
The first will be at Lake Ontario, a lake located on the shore of Lake Ontario in Toronto.
The second will be in a reservoir in Vaughan, Ont., that will supply power to the city of Kitchener.
What will the water use be like in the future?
Geysers are the most efficient way of generating electricity, but they’re also the most polluting, according the Natural Resource Defense Council.
According to the Ontario Energy Board, more people are using geyser water than in any other water source.
In 2011, nearly half of Ontario residents were living in homes that were using less than five litres of geesh-generated electricity per day.
As the world continues to rely on fossil fuels to power our homes and businesses, geysering could become a critical energy source for the future, says the Natural Capital Council.
For example, in the next five years, the amount of electricity that will be produced by geothermal power could grow from 1,300 megawatts to 7,400 megawatts, according To the Environment.
That would amount to an annual growth of about 1,800 megawatts of electricity.
But what about the impact on our environment?
According to The Nature Conservancy, geesers could increase the amount that we use for energy production by more than 80 per cent.
Geesers can also cause problems for aquatic life.
Geesers have a tendency to trap water, and in the summertime, when most people are away from home, the water is not circulating well enough.
This leads to algae blooms in ponds and lakes, which can kill aquatic life, and make it harder for them to survive.
According the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, the environmental impact of geesering is estimated to be about 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, a figure that is more than twice as high as other sources of pollution.
Why is geysing so controversial?
The Environmental Defence Foundation, a non-partisan environmental group, says that geysed water is harmful to the environment because it causes water to float around and collect in rocks, which in turn can pollute waterways.
Other environmental groups have argued that geothermal is not environmentally sound and it’s the same as burning coal to power a generator.
However, some geothermal companies say they believe the risks associated with geys