Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Mandatory Water Restrictions SUCK!!!
So why is my little yard - which provides great enjoyment, not to mention a serious $$$ investment, lumped in with these larger water users every time mandatory water restrictions are adopted?
Galveston is a unique area with hundreds of tiny little yards with folks that maintain tiny little landscape areas requiring a tiny little bit of water - especially when compared to some of the massive landscapes around town.
It just seems like an uneducated decision to apply these broad restrictions to every landscape situation without regard for the actual volume of water being used.
If you haven't noticed, Galveston won't be winning any city beautification awards in the near future. This beat-up-burg needs all the help it can get in the beautification department and applying these broad landscape watering restrictions every time supplies get tight doesn't help.
Come on water utility suppliers - put some thought and effort in to these water use plans and don't just throw out some broad restrictins that penalize those of us that enjoy gardening AND aren't abusing the water supply.
I could go in to a discussion on creating a water use surcharge for island visitors or increasing the use rate for commercial properties to offset the cost of purchasing water from other municipalities. But I'm just a garden dude not a politician.
Lastly - I think that anyone in the City of Galveston that is willing and able to maintain their yard/landscape should be REWARDED not penalized. They are helping to create the quality of life and vision for the future I keep hearing our city leaders talk about but never seem to DO much about.
For more info see http://www.GalvestonGardening.com