Why is the NSA Buying Waste Water in Maryland? | 101 KXL

Why is the NSA Buying Waste Water in Maryland?

Written by Steve Herman on January 6, 2014

So why is the NSA buying waste water in Maryland?

The agency which has taken heat for its data collection programs, isn’t analyzing the water to find personal information, but rather use it to keep the data collecting running.

The Utah Data Center, owned by the NSA, uses 1.7-million gallons of water each day. The water is necessary to cool servers that hold massive amounts of data and overheat easily. They plan on using the waste water to keep them cool and save fresh water.

The security agency will pay $2-million each year for the waste water and put up $40-million for a new pump system.

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