15 Jul 2014

We ignore the drought to make money

In response to this post (and discussion), DW said:
San Diegan’s won’t take the drought seriously until local government put a moratorium on new housing development or water stops coming out of their taps. They ask "why are water agencies continuing to hook up to new sprawling subdivisions if there is a water shortage?"
To which I replied:
I agree. I'm writing an essay on "water waste" that has SD as the main case study. I wrote that the city CANNOT increase prices at the same time as approving development without causing trouble with residents and/or conflicting with "move here, plenty of water" advertising.

So they deny -- and desalinate -- until they get by or hit the wall...
Don't forget my AMA on drought Thursday!