I know that saving water is valuable in our drought, though I’m confused why saving 4% of our water through the saving of 25% of non-agriculture water use is our goal. Such a small percentage seems like an insignificant goal compared to the amount of water we use to grow our crops.
My question is, why aren’t we focusing more on agricultural conservation, dropping its water use by 10% when it uses 80% of our water? This would make much more of an impact.
I can shut off my sink when I brush my teeth and let my lawn die, but realistically it won’t do anything in the long run as our farms keep growing to meet demand.
I believe that most people feel there is no answer to the drought, but what our governor is doing is simply not enough. Import, desalinate, dig deeper wells, give subsidies to farms that use water-saving techniques. Taking water from the population is not the answer.