OWASA eyeing Jordan Lake water

Jamie Bort's picture

Having just read this article (http://www.newsobserver.com/news/orange/story/1103191.html) I do not know how I feel about this issue. On one and Jordan Lake seems to be a rather large body of water. So, why not tap into it?

On the other hand, it is a fixed source of water and as I look around I see many people and institutions waste this precious resource (water). Let's use the water that we have responsibly first. Then, when we need more, tap into other sources. I am leaning towards this idea.

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LMT's picture

Why not keep water restrictions?

As soon as OWASA lowered their high level of water restrictions, even though our capacity was only 85%, we entered a record-breaking heatwave. Now, our supply is down to 82%, and it is not even the hottest month of summer yet. OWASA needs to reinstate its Level 3 water restrictions and we need to accept that mindful water conservation is just a way of life now. 

 

“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.” Helen Keller

Jamie Bort's picture

Shipping our water to another town.

Here's an article that scares me:

http://www.newsobserver.com/front/story/1105219.html

We don't need more government regulations.  And we don't need more state (or federal) government. How is one municipality supposed to share their water with another? Pipes? Vehicles? Train?