Thursday, March 5, 2009
If there was ever a time California didn't need another problem it's right now. But, like it or not, we've got one, and we've seen it coming for some time. The governor has declared a drought emergency and launched a statewide campaign to urge Californians to conserve water.
Here in San Diego, we are expecting to be more than just urged. The city council will likely approve a mandatory 20 percent water cutback for both residential and commercial users, to go into effect his summer.
All this hour we'll be discussing water, how we get it and how we use it. How bad is this drought, anyway? Is it a temporary inconvenience or a sign of big environmental changes to come? And how exactly do you cutback 20-percent of your water use?
- Rob Davis, reporter for voiceofsandiego.org .
- Bob Yamada, senior water resources manager of the San Diego County Water Authority .
- Alex Ruiz, assistant director of the San Diego Water Department .