First question: What does the Buffalo area have more of than the vast majority of American communities?

Answer: Water.

Second question: What abundant resource are other communities taking smarter advantage of than Buffalo is?

Answer: Water.

Last question: Who is going to do something about it?

To that question there could be several answers, but if Howard Zemsky’s phone isn’t ringing, then Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo must be distracted.

The issue arises from reporter Tom Precious’ fascinating story on the front page of today’s Buffalo News. As other American communities become increasingly parched, especially those in the West, cities that border the Great Lakes are presented an opportunity that they overlook at their own peril.

View the full story by The Buffalo News