I got the idea for this blog one day at work. Taking a break outside I noticed the small park was being watered at 11:30 am? How could that be? At Oceanside Industrial Park (between College Blvd and Oceanside Blvd,) there is a small park for the business tenants. What I didn’t understand that agriculture was being cut back on water 30% while this small park enjoyed by few business people can water freely any time they like.
Just taking a quick walk around that same area, I noted many misuses of watering. Off Avenida de la Plata and College, they water at 1:30 in the afternoon. Now I’m starting to get angry. Why should I voluntary reduce my water use, while these people waste water? Why is our source of food (meaning higher costs) being asked to cut back and industry is not?
Even my own condo complex waters at 1:30 in the afternoon. They say they are checking the system? Why aren’t they checking the system when the water goes on?They water so much it never seems to get dry. Easter Day, my sister’s neighbor was watering at 11:30 in the a.m. with most of the water running off to the street. Some house that back-doors to Bottlebrush St. (Encinitas) has constant water runoff during the day. Do these people even care?
I am asking each of you to report about misuse of watering in San Diego. We are in a drought and if we don’t reduce, it will be mandatory. Having lived through one mandatory water rationing, I certainly don’t want to live through it again. Those of us who conserve will have to pay for those who don’t.
Personally I think that all hotels should put in tankless water heaters and not even offer the option of changing towels and sheets every night. Every golf course should be using reclaimed water. I was just in Palm Springs, while they use reclaimed water on the golf course, it took 5 minutes to get hot water and there was no option to ‘green’ your towels and sheets.
Another Pet Peeve: Litter- That will be my next subject!