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Letter to the Editor

Focus on responsible water use, not desal

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/6/13

For those who are concerned daily with the question of our future water sustainability, the issue should rightly and reasonably be framed as whether we, as water users and ratepayers, are ready to embrace the principles of responsible water use.

In my view, we have become so consumed by the great debate about the proposed desalination project that we have lost sight of the larger question: whether we can understand and accept the limitations of our natural environment and find ways to live within them.

We live in a world of limited resources where water may well be the most precious and finite of all. We must become stewards of this resource and re-dedicate ourselves to responsible water use. I believe this is the most environmentally conscious path to maintaining our present water sustainability and assuring its future.

Steve Pleich, Santa Cruz

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