A trip to Los Angeles this week had this Sacramento resident shaking his head at the waste of water down in the Anaheim area. In asking a dozen random people, I was batting a thousand in receiving a response of, “What water restrictions?”
Quite naturally a thought crossed my mind that northern California is conserving the water so that southern California can enjoy the seemingly unlimited supply of water. The governor’s sanctions seem to embellish this concept as the people in the south either don’t know or don’t care about their water use.
But then, looking around the Sacramento County area, there seems to be a significant number of green lawns especially of those belonging to the affluent. It is reasonable to take strides to conserve water by planting foliage that is drought tolerant and creating more water-wise landscaping.
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Ultimately, those who think there is an unlimited water supply will penalize those who voluntarily help reduce water usage.
Michael Borrilez, Sacramento
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