Letters to the Editor

July 10, 2014

Water wasters

Re "Water rules may get teeth" (Page A1, July 10): I fully agree with our need to conserve water- not just in times of drought, but all the time, as good stewards of Planet Earth. However, I take issue with the inequitable means of enforcement.

Both the state and cities keep threatening to fine homeowners, but they're not providing very good role models in this effort. I've seen no evidence that they have taken measures to curb wasteful watering. When I run around my local park I see broken, leaking sprinklers and muddy holes. I have observed watering at schools and parks in the middle of a 100-degree day.

On a related note, I have dined in several restaurants lately that insist on keeping patrons' water glasses full. If we're serious about this, let's enforce the rules against everyone.

-- Gwynnae Byrd, Sacramento

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