This evening I went out to spray my suffering apple tree, with the appropriate nozzle on my hose. The rinse water from my briefly hand-washed dishes and rinsed-out dog bowls have not been enough to support the tree. However, immediately after I started the spray, an Allen’s hummingbird flew into the sparkle of the water drops. I directed the nozzle to his direction and he stayed, bathed, fluffed, and drank. It was a beautiful two minutes. Nearly all the water landed on my dead lawn, but I allowed this small and wonderful bird to drink and bathe. I do not feel this is water misuse. I will not wash my dirty hair tonight. I will wear a cap tomorrow. I will hand-wash my underwear and deal with my armpits with a washcloth. My water usage has been 40-60 percent less than last year. I think I may give that hummingbird another chance for relief tomorrow. Sorry S.B. Water and Sewer, charge me more money to assist our environment if you must.

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