Seemingly on the heels of the Seattle PI article concerning per capita water usage in Seattle and Spokane, Mayor Verner has proposed new regulations that could prohibit sprinkler use between noon and 6 PM for the months of May through September. She has also proposed restrictions allowing even-numbered addresses to water only on even-numbered days and odd-numbered addresses to water only on odd days.
Councilwoman McLaughlin was quoted in the Spokesman on Sunday as saying, "We don't have any kind of water shortage and don't in the future see one." She added, "We should be educating, not regulating." The Councilwoman raises a good point and this discussion should get interesting as the City decides whether to regulate, educate, or something else entirely.
As one of our recent commenters stated so succinctly, whiskey's for drinkin' . . . water's for fightin'.