Letters to the Editor

No benefit to conserving water

I have a problem with the way the city of Turlock wants to bill using water meters. I have a water meter and I have been watching how much water I use. In the summer, I have been using about 32,000 gallons per month; 20,000 is to used for lawn and garden. So that means that in the winter, I will use about 12,000 gallons. The city wants to give us a base of 22,000-24,000 gallons per month, then charge for every 1,000 gallons used after that. So will they give us rollover gallons in the winter? I think we should just charge per 1,000 gallons used -- period. That way, we will conserve. Otherwise, my kids will be allowed to take 45-minute showers in the winter.