Last login: Saturday, July 25, 2009
Conserving water has nothing to do with either political party. People need to get beyond being short sighted and look at the big picture instead of only at the local level.
Being wasteful with anything be it water, oil or energy is not good economics or good sense. Conserving water is important for everybody considering we do live in a semi-desert. This NOT the East coast and a nice green lawn is an appropriate use of a limited resource, mainly water. Las Vegas realized the importance of water conservation and they pay people to tear out their lawns.
Agricultural practices use up an enormous amount of water and maybe wasteful because of inattention to leaks and continuous evaporation of water. The plight of the Delta smelt is just a small indicator that something is wrong with the way we manage and allocate water.
Everyone needs to stop thinking of just themselves and realize that we can't have everything our way, we can't keep on consuming resources like there was no tomorrow. Complaining about water conservation only adds to the problem, but doesn't provide solutions.
July 25, 2009 at 10:06 a.m.
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