We just received your ‘Conserve Now – or Pay Later’ pamphlet. This is very disappointing!

Where is the planning for all this new growth? Haven’t the local politicians learned anything from our previous droughts? Are we to rely on the iffy Santa Barbara desal plant? Will this aid the Goleta Water District? Or have all you politicians just perfected your “rain dance”?

Let’s get serious – where is the planning for the future? Catchuma is almost dry, our wells are almost dry, and even when they are full, they were only designed for the population of 1966! Nothing has changed, just the population. We have become a builder’s paradise with growth everywhere — and soon to look like the L.A. area. Has anyone thought about what all these new residents will drink, shower, and flush with?

Stop putting the burden on the residents that are already saving. We feel every drop saved equals another ugly building. It’s high time the politicians earn their money. Stop the rain dance — and do some serious planning! What about a pipeline from Washington or Oregon? If this can be done for oil, why not water? Isn’t water more precious than oil?

Demand that UCSB build its own desal plant. This could become an important engineering discipline with new technology and innovative ideas that would surely equal new jobs for graduating students. It would also relieve some of the demand that UCSB is placing on our water supply. UCSB is growing rapidly — just check all the new housing and growth at the college, not to mention SBCC’s growth.

Remember, you all want our votes — do something to earn them. Plan for the Future!!


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