Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Letter: We all need to conserve water — and we should build more reservoirs, too

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00 am

Water is a resource that belongs to us all. It drives me crazy to drive around on rainy days and see sprinklers watering the lawns. People have to be more responsible and turn off sprinklers during rain and winter. It is everyone’s job to conserve water, not just the guy down the street.

By my letter you can figure out that I am a conservative Republican. Cathleen Galgiani, a Democrat, has some good ideas to increase water storage. Southern California has gone way ahead of us on water storage.

We are always going to have droughts, and this water system was not designed for 38 million, let alone 50 million.

I support her ideas, and then some. We should build the Auburn dam, and not build the tunnels or the bullet train. Perhaps Jerry Brown could fill the bullet trains with water to deliver our water to his Southern California. His way of paying them back for electing him three times, and maybe a fourth.

Dennis Vetica

Lodi

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 8:24 am on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2024

    I agree saving water is everyone's responsibility. I have not ran my sprinklers since October. My wash cycle for clothes is always the shortest cycle (you would be surprised how many gallons that saves in a family of 5). My car will go months without getting washed.

    We are even looking into replacing our grass in the back yard with synthetic grass for the water conservation (and my wife hates the splotchy look since I don't water often).

    One more thing I believe the State of California needs to do is invest in restoring, building and operating the desalinization platforms off the coast. In the future those platforms may save the California economy by offsetting water to the farmers.

     

Recent Comments

Posted 9 hours ago by Steve Schmidt.

article: Letter: What is happening in this count…

The Founding Father's would be proud of these students for standing up to these small minded would be tyrants. It is a shame there isn't …

More...

Posted 10 hours ago by Eric Barrow.

article: Letter: What is happening in this count…

"Rip the heart and soul out of this once proud nation" How about a little pride in these young people willing to look unabashed a…

More...

Posted 10 hours ago by Steve Schmidt.

article: Letter: What is happening in this count…

Imagine how the story of the Boston Tea Party will have to be taught under these restrictions. Irony... Ya gotta love it!

More...

Posted 10 hours ago by Eric Barrow.

article: Letter: What is happening in this count…

How about the just present the facts and let people decide for themselves what part of the American story is positive and what you are prou…

More...

Posted 10 hours ago by Eric Barrow.

article: Steve Hansen: Climate change is real, b…

Slowly but surely the naysers come around some time in the future the Steve Hansen's of the world will be admitting that man did have a han…

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

What would you like to see in Lodi's parks?

Lodi's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is hosting a public workshop at 7 p.m. at Hutchins Street Square to find out how it can better meet the needs of the community. What would you like to see in Lodi's parks?

Total Votes: 203

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Featured Events

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists