For instance, a program that increased the cost of water once a household hit a monthly or yearly limit would do more to curb water waste than any public relations campaign. Households that had water left over could sell it back to the water district for use by someone else or for storage.Bottom Line: The solution is in front of our eyes. Why does the governor and legislature insist on building more dams? Are construction firms such big political contributors?
12 October 2007
Charge more for water in San Diego
In one sensible editorial, the NC Times staff points out that more money (on dams) is not going to solve Southern California's water problem. Instead, they call for "conservation" and "market-based alternatives that would provide the most effective incentives for responsible water use." BRAVO! In fact, they sound so sensible (like me, it seems), that I prefer to quote them at further length: