Re “Squandering last reliable water” (Letters, Feb. 25): I found someone who resonates with me, the writer included the very phrase in his letter to the editor that I was intending to use. Normally, the needs of the few should not outweigh the needs of the many; and that is exactly what is taking place. Those in charge of water use need to make the hard choices.
Most previously non-cultivated acreage now farmed by large investment corporations should be cut off. Essentially providing retroactive water rights to those who where here first.
Why do we have lawns? Lawns are very wasteful of water and they pollute our water and air from sprays and gas-powered mowers. Laws need to change. Allow home owners to ditch their front lawns and encourage removal of backyard lawns. We should allow yards in food production to have more water.
How many take a shower once a day? Our family only takes one every other day. We have no lawn, and we keep mulch on our soil to help prevent water loss.
David L. Johnson, Waterford