Drought: State needs a water czar
07/16/2014 3:07 PM
07/16/2014 8:55 AM
Re "Emergency rules would add teeth to California water-conservation rules" (Business, July 9): What we thought was happening statewide (a five percent drop in water usage) turns out to be a one percent increase. Clearly, voluntary efforts to cut water consumption isn't the answer.
I have said it before and I'll say it again: California needs a water czar. Well-intentioned lawmakers have too much on their collective plate to deal with the state's drought. We need one person whose sole purpose is to ensure a parched California has enough water.
With apologies to the governor, the state's water czar must make everyone understand, "Brown is the new green."
-- Denny Freidenrich, Laguna Beach
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