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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:52 PM

7. Claims that "the drought is over" are not only untrue, they might induce complacency, water waste.


This state is (in some communities) pathetically water-wasteful.

My primary home is on a river and I can tap into that for any landscape needs, but don't because I have only native drought-resistant plants and trees. My domestic water use is minimal, under 40 gallons/day.

The second home I bought earlier this year is at the beach, so all the plants I have are watered naturally and my water use there is even lower because I don't mind taking a swim in the pool over taking a shower ever single day.

Here's a cool article with map of water use per capita by water district, zoom in to find your utility and the per capita daily water use.


It's good to be getting rain, but our need to conserve is never going to end, drought or no drought.

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