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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.

http://pacinst.org/new-data-show-residential-per-capita-water-use-across-california/

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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