NSA's water grab

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Re "Why the NSA put a data center in Utah" (Tribune, June 29): The new National Security Agency data center in Bluffdale will need "1,210 gallons of water per minute" — that's 1,742,400 gallons per day!

In "Selfish golf courses" (Forum, June 29), Frank Cameron reports that "the average golf course uses about 312,000 gallons of water per day. The NSA Data Center will use more water than 5 golf courses — and that`s just from April though September.

Is the NSA also selfish?

Dick Arner

Salt Lake City