GrokSurf's San Diego

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Let’s use the water we have

Posted by George J Janczyn on March 9, 2010

“In this arid climate–our manufactured oasis–only 3 to 5 percent of the total water used is recycled water. This is despite the fact that we use 60 percent of all our water on outdoor uses, and 80 percent of all our water on non-potable uses. In California, 20 percent of the energy we burn is used to transport water, so that we can sprinkle potable water on our lawns.”

“We continue to blame Mother Nature and the Delta Smelt, but when it comes to matters within our own control our decision-making is poor…”

Click here to read the entire commentary from San Diego News Room


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