Could your dirty bathwater show up in an online search?

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other operators of massive data centres are always looking for ways to make their facilities more energy-efficient, primarily to drive down the skyrocketing costs of running these operations, as well as to lessen the impact these data centres have on the surrounding communities and their environments.

One method in place since at least 2008 is pumping dirty bathwater from neighboring communities and evaporating it through the massive data centers filled with servers.  Originally fresh clean water was used but they soon realized that they didn’t need to use clean drinking-quality water in their evaporation systems.

So the next time you watch your bathwater go down the drain, remind yourself that your water could be helping you do that next online search.

Isaac Grover is the senior I.T. consultant at Quality Computer Services.  When he’s not enveloped in technology, he enjoys being with his family and being involved in the community.
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One Response to Could your dirty bathwater show up in an online search?

  1. Tim Barton says:

    Oh that’s funny. Now on days when the internet and my computer are sluggish I will know its just blocked up drain pipes. 😉

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