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News Corrections and additions to the prospects of transporting water from Turkey

Terry Spragg, the inventor of the Spragg bags has already successfully demonstrated fresh water transports of two bags of 770,000 gallons, or a total of 1,540,000 gallons or 2,916 m3 in one water bag or 5,833 m3 in both water bags. We are confident that our optimum water bag size of 4,500,000 gallons (17,045 m3) can easily be built and connected to dozens of water bags this size to form a train of water bags. 


A SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN article (February 2001) by Peter Gleick stated that Nordic water supply had some success towing a water bag containing 8,000,000 gallons, so building a 4,500,000 gallon water bag seems more than reasonable.

The Spragg water bags can be designed into any size to fit the particular delivery circumstances.

Readers who are more interested in this technology can view more information at: website in order to see pictures of what we are describing.  


Regarding environmental issues: It is true that tug boats burning diesel fuel will also be adding carbon to the environment, but the negative environmental impact of the tug, operating out in the open sea, is miniscule compared to the environmental damage to the air by the operation of desalination plant on land close to population centers.

Contact information Gershon Baskin, Ph.D. (email:
News type Inbrief
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Source of information IPCRI
Keyword(s) water supply
Geographical coverage Palestine, Israel
News date 21/06/2006
Working language(s) ENGLISH