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Good news everyone. No need to cut back on your water usage anymore because the man who portrayed T.J. Hooker has a plan to get us out of this mess once and for all. And he just needs 30 billion of your dollars to make it happen.

“I want $30 billion … to build a pipeline like the Alaska pipeline. Say, from Seattle — a place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water,” the “Star Trek” actor told Yahoo’s David Pogue. “How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot four-foot pipeline, keep it above ground — because if it leaks, you’re irrigating!”

The Shat said he plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise the cash for it (and he just might raise, the money…if he sends everyone a killer ice chest).

Seattle TV station KIRO investigated Shatner’s plan (below) to see if it would actually work (spoiler: not so much), but Shatner said that even if his Seattle pipeline doesn’t work, he does hope that it will increase awareness of the drought.

Shatner Pipe Plan

This is not a new idea, back in the early 1990s research was conducted on a pipeline that would bring water from Alaska to California. Obviously, the pipeline never was built…mostly because it would have cost $150 billion dollars.

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