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YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Water’s No. 1 on my priority list

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From page A6 | February 14, 2013 |

When I read the arguments on the water debate, I wonder if the opponents of the Woodland-Davis surface water project have considered what it would be like to run out of water. Jose Granda says in his 32 years in Davis that never have we had a situation where there is no water in the homes. I, however, have lived in Davis 39 years and there was a mobile home park in South Davis that had its well go dry.

I could relate to the residents’ crisis because growing up in Colorado, my family ran out of water. When the well goes dry, you turn on the tap(s) and no water comes out. You can’t cook, shower, flush or wash clothes or dishes. You must drop everything and handle it immediately. You are not in a position to bargain. My family coped by melting snow until we — with no bureaucratic hoops to jump through — could drill deeper.

All articles that I have read by experts say that our current practice of using only groundwater is unsustainable. The opponents to Measure I argue that paying for this project will take away from “other essential needs, such as food, health care and home maintenance.” They would not say such things if they had ever depleted their water source. Water is at the top of my priority list and if it’s not at the top of yours, try turning it off for a few days. It is second to only oxygen as a necessity for survival.

It is wise to diversify financial investments, so why should we not diversify our source of water? Aquifers around the world are being depleted. We need to conserve under any scenario. The new rate structure sounds fairer than the existing rate structure. It should promote more conservation and thrifty users will not subsidize wasteful users.

I am grateful that our city government has heeded the warnings regarding our water and taken measures to address them before a crisis hits. Let’s recognize good government when we have it. I urge you to vote yes on Measure I.

Diane Swann
Davis.

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