The Difficulty with Easy Soulutions
"For every complex problem there is a simple solution; and it is always wrong."
H. L. Mencken
There is a curious convergence among recent letters to the editor of the Borrego Sun.
All of these, in one way or another, present conjuring images of simple solutions to a complex problem that will delay and divert attention from more effective efforts to deal with the overdraft. The hard truth is that unless demand by farms and golf courses that use 90% of the water can be brought under control, there is no hope of reducing the overdraft in the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, the BWD Board shows an affinity for superficially appealing but patently ineffective proposals and residents of Borrego accept them with nary a whimper.
Dickson is absolutely right: BWD rate-payers who bear the entire cost of fixing the problem caused by irrigators must demonstrate their outrage over these gross inequities in no uncertain terms and insist that the BWD step up and make the difficult decisions necessary to avoid economic and environmental disaster in this enchanted valley. Alas, that requires more foresight, circumspection, intellect and courage than is in evidence on that august body; and they will never do it unless BWD ratepayers bring unbearable pressure to bear on them.See also: Conjunctive Use: A Reality Check
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