What drive me nuts is this: cities (eg. San Diego) have HUGE funds (~$10 Million) for rebates for low flow personal appliances (shower heads, toilets, etc) that save maybe 50 gallons of water a week and yet we get feedback from cities that they don’t have $100K to install efficiency gear that will reduce irrigation losses by 800,000 gallons of water a year (!).My thoughts:
What's up with that?
- Water managers don't really like new ideas and they like selling volume
- City staff don't pay the water bill and they don't like work
- Residents want to "do something"
Bottom Line: Water managers will not care about wasting money (or water) unless their pay depends on it.