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Water Conservation to be a Permanent Way of Life

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Aired 6/26/09

The last time San Diego County could rely only on local supply for all its water needs was 1946. It will never happen again. San Diego's water future will certainly be drier than most of us are used to. KPBS reporter Alan Ray talked with Dennis Cushman, the Assistant General Manager of the San Diego County Water Authority.

The last time San Diego County could rely only on local supply for all its water needs was 1946. It will never happen again. San Diego's water future will certainly be drier than most of us are used to. KPBS reporter Alan Ray talked with Dennis Cushman, the Assistant General Manager of the San Diego County Water Authority. Cushman says three critical circumstances have developed at the same time.

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richardcarrollo | June 26, 2009 at 8:11 a.m. ― 5 years, 5 months ago

A win/win cycle

Problem: Birds poop on residential sidewalks

Issue: Large birds concentrate on street light arms

Concerns:

1. To rinse sidewalk or not
2. Which washes poop into ocean
3. Or leave poop on sidewalk where it is a possible health issue
4. And uses water

Possible Remedy: Place low cost “bird spike strips” on street light arms

Result: Birds land on trees where poop becomes fertilizer

Benefit: Trees consume carbon dioxide

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