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Gushing Faucet Could Land Artist in Court
Mark McGowan went into the tiny backroom kitchen of a south London gallery three weeks ago and flipped on the cold water. He didn't turn it off, and doesn't plan to for an entire year.
"The Running Tap," as it's called, is McGowan's effort to protest against wasted water in London by blatantly letting it go down the drain.
"When you've got the tap on at home, you don't think about it. That's why this is art, because it makes people consider it," the environmentalist said.
The gushing faucet is an expensive exhibition that could waste about 3.9 million gallons of water. It could also land McGowan in a legal battle with Thames Water, the utility company. The circular sink has already swallowed about 193,000 gallons of water during a season declared the driest in London since 1976.
The project has outraged Thames Water, which said it could cost about $23,320 if the faucet runs for 365 days. The water company pleaded with McGowan to close the tap, but in vain.Full Story
Isn't that kind of like sleeping with a heroin addict that uses dirty needles to raise AIDS awareness? I'm at a loss on this one.