Being negligent on water conservation
Re “State shifts restrictions on water use to local agencies” (Page 1A, May 19): Managing the state’s natural resources would seem to be a simple task. You balance what nature provides with what people consume while not making these resources unsafe or unhealthful, and make their use available to future generations. Each region has evolved satisfactorily for decades using this logic.
Now, the state is relaxing its water conservation efforts even when our snow and rainfall levels remain below average. Responsible organizations at the local level can now claim relief and blame a future disaster on someone else.
It is clear that human greed for profit tilts the lever away from maintaining a sound balance. And the finger pointing will begin again.
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Dan Fong, Rancho Cordova
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