My wife was talking to her cousin, who lives in the Los Angeles area, just this morning. They got on the subject of water, and my wife told her that effective Nov. 1, we can only water our landscape one day a week.
Her cousin said, “You’re kidding. Down here, we can water any day and any time of day we want to.”
I wish I could blot this out of my mind, because the more I think about it, the more it ticks me off. Many residents here in the Valley, including me, have removed our lawns and planted drought-tolerant plants in place of it. Some have just let their lawns die to save water.
Many farmers have fallowed their land for lack of water, and the residents of Los Angeles have the freedom to water as much and as often as they want? And our lawmakers get elected talking, blah, blah, blah about getting the farmers more water, and that is as far as it goes. You can tell they are lying because their lips are moving.
Omar Girton, Fresno