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This state bill mandating landscape water conservation limits for new construction only doesn't take into account three things:
1. New construction for the past couple of years is way down in virtually all construction sectors so the effect in the near, indeterminate future will be relatively minor;2. There are many more existing structures, homes, and developments that have water-intensive landscapes whose owners are under no pressure to do much of anything to conserve water except to the extent their local water department raises rates or enforces limits;3. No mention was made of the huge amounts of water used by golf courses (though to their credit many use recycled water)
There is so much more that people can do but until the fascination with turf begins to dim throughout the majority we will always struggle in using water wisely.
January 20, 2010 at 6:16 p.m.
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