Tuesday, December 16, 2014

49th State

Arizona, the 48th state to enter the Union and Alaska, the 49th state to enter the Union have more in common than simply starting and ending with the letter A.  
A lovely morning conversation huddled around the Trike with Danny and his son Derek proved both informative and entertaining. Regular migration from Fairbanks, Alaska to Scottsdale, Arizona offers a very unique perspective on water, water use, water conservation and water costs. One might assume that the land of snow and glaciers would offer unlimited water resources, oddly-the opposite is true. I was surprised to learn that the cost of water is significantly higher in the Alaskan frontier than in the Arizonan desert. I also learned some interesting tidbits about septic tanks and leech fields in both vastly different landscapes.