14 Jul 2009

Captains of Disaster

(via DW) San Diego water department officials are worried that people are not paying attention to watering restrictions meant to reduce use.

What's their tool of choice? "City water officials expected and hoped neighbors would keep an eye on each other’s lawns." Oh, so the city wants everyone to turn water-nazi on each other, eh?

And then what happens? The City will send out letters! "We've actually sent out 227 letters as of Monday" Well, beat me with a drip-line! That's gotta be the most effective thing I've ever heard of! Letters! Yep, that'll get 227 households -- out of 450,000

I swear, these guys couldn't be more incompetent if I was trying to write the script. If you want people to use less water, then RAISE PRICES!

Bottom Line: Command and control water managers are commanding their ship right into the iceberg.