City Attorney Mike Aguirre was completely flabbergasted when I told him Friday that he’s using more water at home than he has in the past. Aguirre has been one of the most vocal city officials on water issues and was long ago arguing for mandatory restrictions on water consumption across the city. (Steps such as prohibiting lawn watering during certain times of the day.)

While we were talking Monday, he threw out this excuse. It didn’t make it into my story, but it’s worth passing along. Aguirre’s water use spiked in April and May. He said those were campaign months leading up to the June primary election. He continued:

Maybe I was taking more showers for the campaign. That’s a joke, dude! In all seriousness, I have no idea. We can’t figure it out.


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