Wednesday, May 09, 2007

We Should All Be Proactive

Our local news is a buzz with water, the current hot topic. I doubt there has been a week go by that most of us haven't checked our inbox to find some chain letter about saving gas, not buying gas, or boycotting some gas station or another. Some of us saw things like this too.

Gas might be a thorn in our side at the moment, but it won't be for long. If gas prices go up, we'll pour moneny into research and development of alternative fuels. Remember the late 70s? Gas prices went through the roof, we had the shortage, then the government made all the promises of money for research. Well it didn’t happen, gas prices went down and we as a population decided it was easier just to fill our tanks with gas rather than invest in our future.
How about water? If you think living with the high price of gas is tough, try living without a clean water supply. You'd make it a couple of days before you die. A little more than an inconvience wouldn't you say? We can all do our part, and it's easier than not buying gas. Just take the time to aim the sprinklers, don't overwater, live like the Fockers "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down."
Our city is trying to get ahead of our impending water problems. I sure hope Raleigh is more successful than America was during the 70s and 80s. What is your city council doing?

1 comment:

Sheila said...

The county Palm Bch, is on water restriction. Water lawns once a week in Palm Beach city and twice in Boca. I hear Boca will be once a week starting Mon. Our other problem is fires throughout the state, which is taking a tremendous amount of water.
Lake Ochochabee is down to 9 feet, a lot of the lake (our water source) is so dryed up.