In the west and southwest US a widespread drought have city and state officials struggling to finish large water projects while their populations continue growing. Drinking water resources are dwindling.
The federal government (U.S. tax payers) are responsible for paying about $3 billion to complete several rural water projects around the country. The amount is expected to grow by the time the work is done. This represents a fraction of the more than $600 billion needed to address the nation’s water and waste water processing cost over the next 20 years.
The real truth is cities, counties and states nation wide Are Not taking real tangible actions to conserve treated drinking water.
I have seen estimates that as much as 50 percent of Americas safe drinking water is wasted on watering home and commercial(business) lawns and landscaping. In many cases lawns and landscape plants are over watered and over fertilized. Home and business owners often over use or incorrectly use herbicides and pesticides.
One solution, maybe the best solution is to take a look back to a time when much of America did not have access to government funded, government subsidized water sources.
A time when home owners, renters and business owners relied on native plantings that required little or no water supplied by man.
The terms Zeroscape or Xeroscape™ are nothing more than relearning what our grand parents knew. Drinking Water is a limited and costly resource that is not to wasted.
I suspect that all those people that never lived in the country or in an area that did not have access to city water supplies will continue to use and waste billions of gallons of water until the day arrives when they turn the tap nothing comes out.
The bottom line is the water users, not U.S. taxpayers should and must pay the cost incurred to provide safe drinking water.
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