Water we to do about drought?

08/13/2014 11:08 AM

08/15/2014 6:06 PM

"Serious Drought, Help Save Water!" The signs are hard to miss, especially since they've replaced traffic tips and drunk driver warnings on every major freeway from Sacramento to San Diego. Still, I can't wrap my head around how my neighbors have brilliant green lawns, why their car needs to be washed twice a day or how the sidewalk benefits from a good watering.

Sacramento has adopted a Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency plan. However, according to SCWA, landscaping accounts for 70 percent of total water use on your flowers and lawn. My household doesn't even flush the toilet every time.

When does it stop being rude to tell these people off and it starts being humanitarian?

-- Emily Gallagher, Sacramento

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