California isn’t the only state that is experiencing severe drought conditions. Oregon, Idaho, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah are as well. But that is not stopping Utah-based company “Slide The City” from planning events in every single state except California. Each event lasts about 8 hours and uses about 15,000 gallons of water. Drinking water.
Check out these two maps. The first one is the drought map of the United States:
This next one is the event map for Slide The City:
On the “About” page of Slide The City’s website, they describe their business as:
Summer time is upon us, and we are bringing 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten your city streets. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with your hot bod, cool dance moves and slick slides. Did we mention 1000 feet? Yeah, that’s over 3 football fields.
Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked.
All this in the middle of the worst drought anyone alive can remember. But, wait that’s not all!
On their regular facebook page, their latest post appears to be wooing Californians to allow them to hold events in the parched state by what appears to be their attempt at appealing to the state’s socially and environmentally responsible population. Slide The City, in attempts to look like they actually care about anything important, often donate to causes and charities, in this case Generosity.org, which is an organization “dedicated to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time.”
If that isn’t annoying enough, they link to their–wait for it–Water Conservation Facebook Page. That’s right, a company that is in the business of wasting water has a water conservation page. On it, they have this meme posted, with the caption “Crazy, right? That is why our standard is ZERO leakage”–which makes you wonder what they’re talking about, especially when you see the next picture of them hosing down the slides with water trucks.
Here are pictures of them “conserving water” from their website:
BUT WAIT! There’s even more! It’s not just the drought that has people up in arms. As US Uncut points out, it’s also places like Detroit where they have cut of water of 30,000 homes because of residents’ inability to pay their bills in full, and then allow Slide The City to come and spray that precious water down their streets:
So, while even in their own home state of Utah, they are experiencing a drought that NASA Climate Scientist, Ben Cook, says “is probably going to last at least 30 to 35 years”, this is being allowed–if not encouraged–everywhere but California. Feel free to sign the petition to stop this senseless waste of water.
H/T: USUncut | Featured Image: Slide the City