Yesterday, our water bill was accompanied by a lovely color brochure on water conservation in the Land of Gracious Living. Apparently now is the time to conserve or there will be fines to pay! Oh, no, Mr. Bill!
There is now an ordinance in Yorba Linda (Orange County) to not run sprinklers between 9-6 or more than 3 days per week, wash cars with the hose running, or have excessive water runoff on sidewalks or gutters. The local government now has a right to tell us when and how to use outdoor water; something that should have been monitored more closely for the past several years. Now people are screaming, “Next thing they’ll tell us when to take a shower and how many times a day we can flush the toilet!” I’m not screaming, I’m laughing.
If people monitor their own water usage, there would be no need to bring city ordinances into this, but this is what it’s come to and it doesn’t surprise me, or bother me, one bit. Given our family’s water usage and methods of household conservation, I don’t feel suppressed at all.
Orange county citizens: ARE YOU OFFENDED BY THIS ORDINANCE? What are you going to do about it?