The other thing to note about this image is the set of lights to the left. This is the Meadow Club Golf Course.
Now, I have been writing lately about the water crisis and the Flume I just bought. I have been researching a lot about how much water each household uses and how much we should target. I am working very hard to get my personal water consumption down to less than 25 gallons per day. The urgency of this I really felt when I was reading the Water District website.
Yesterday, I came across THIS SITE. If you study it even just a bit, you will see that we are at 38% of reservoir capacity in Marin. 38%; let THAT sink in (pardon the pun).
We live in a dry place, in the middle of the worst drought in recorded history.
And we are down to 38% reservoir capacity.
I was talking to a friend the other day, who told me about her neighbor who continues to water her lawn every day. My friend confronted her neighbor, and the neighbor told her that it was ok, she could afford it.
38% reservoir capacity; what can we, collectively, afford?
Another friend of mine who serves on the Water District board talked about the issue of watering grass, and told me that the Water District favored watering the grass for common areas, where lots of people are able to enjoy the space, and not for private lawns. It does make me wonder how much water a Golf Course uses, and whether that is the best use for what we have left.
All of us need to think about the choices we are making. Maybe we can PERSONALLY afford to pay for the water we consume. But can WE, collectively, afford to use the water in the way we are using it?
We live in a dry place, in the middle of the worst drought in recorded history. We must come together as a community and we must make wise decisions not only for ourselves, but for our community as a whole.
I have decided to drive my consumption down to below 25 gallons per day because it is the right thing to do. Marin Water District will help you to drive your consumption down. The Fairfax Climate Action Committee is presenting a proposal to the Town Council at their next meeting to use some of our ARPA funding to help the people of our town to reduce theirs.
Join me. Join US. Together, we can do what must be done.