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Californians Keep Up
With Joneses’ Water Use

New York Times, by Ian Lovett

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/5/2014 5:04:51 AM

LOS ANGELES — For all the doomsday proclamations about the historic drought that has this state in a chokehold, here is what Californians have done to save water: not much. In five months since the drought emergency was declared, Californians have cut their water consumption only 5 percent compared with recent years, according to state officials — a far cry from the 20 percent that Gov. Jerry Brown called for in January. So, faced with apparent indifference to stern warnings from state leaders and media alarms, cities across California have encouraged residents to tattle on their neighbors for wasting water — and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/5/2014 5:15:36 AM     (No. 9911584)

California definitely has a drought condition but it also has a "misguided do-gooders" problem. Who in their right mind would allow water to escape to the sea rather than use that water for irrigating crops? California eco-maniacs, that´s who!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 7/5/2014 7:48:11 AM     (No. 9911680)

Liberal attitude on display: we have a serious crisis on our hands and everybody else has got to sacrifice!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: privateer, 7/5/2014 7:50:54 AM     (No. 9911681)

To accomplish this goal, I recommend a system of block wardens and Gauleiters.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WestCoast, 7/5/2014 8:51:28 AM     (No. 9911734)

When I lived in the L.A. area and we were asked to reduce water consumption during droughts and complied, our water rates were raised to maintain DWPs income stream, Strangely enough when the droughts ended, rates did not reduce.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 7/5/2014 8:53:09 AM     (No. 9911737)

Can anyone distinguish between California´s tactics and those of East Germany?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/5/2014 9:28:24 AM     (No. 9911754)

#4, we lived there then, I remember it well..."We need more money because you are not using enough water."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 7/5/2014 5:35:43 PM     (No. 9912202)

We´ll have one hell of a wet winter next year and the Drought Board will become the Fllood Board.

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