Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | I conserved 50% of my water bill compared to last year at this time. I mentioned that because I don’t want it to seem as if I am not trying. Now I hear that the newest water conservation effort tells me I can water three times a week for 10 minutes at a time. Here’s my question: this clearly benefits people who have expensive watering systems where they can water their entire yard at one time (which may be every member of the mayor’s and council offices who have property since this is their idea). I don’t have one of those and, since I’m unemployed, I’m unlikely to purchase one now. I have to water by hand watering or moving a sprinkler. That means my yard will get an overall watering every three weeks, while someone that has an expensive system can flood their landscaping for three times a week. I’m trying to figure out the equity in this. Someone with an expensive water system can use three times the amount of water each week that I do…!

…does that really seem right? Did I miss something?

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