Water board is drowning me

07/17/2014 2:07 PM

07/17/2014 8:58 AM

Re "$500-a-day water-waste fine OK'd" (Page A1, July 16): If all of California water use was in a one gallon bucket of water, residents use would equal 10 tablespoons. If every region in California did as well as the best saver in May, Sacramento Valley with 13 percent, that would save 1.3 tablespoons.

If we don't, we will be criminals paying $500, which is 10 percent of the middle class monthly family income. How about the other 96 percent of the water use? If the Walmart store in Elk Grove is fined $500, it would be less than 0.2 percent of that one store's monthly profit, a drop in their bucket.

What would the fine be for California agriculture who uses the majority of the state's water if they wasted no water? Please tell me who at the board is getting kickbacks so I know who to call when I need bail money?

-- Mark Wirth, Elk Grove

Editor's Choice Videos


Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service