Southwest learned to conserve

01/24/2014 11:10 AM

01/24/2014 10:20 AM

Re "Long-term answers needed" (Letters, Jan. 21): It's true that Northern California residents don't have the urgency regarding water conservation that residents of the Southwest have. When I lived in New Mexico, our sinks drained directly into buckets to provide a quick use of graywater. Longtime residents there also would put a half-finished glass of water into the refrigerator rather than throw it out. That's when you get serious about water conservation.

-- Rachel Johnson, Sacramento

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