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The water it takes ...

 

Last updated 6/2/2016 at 3:43am



In response to your article ‘Individual Water Conservation Strategies’ of May 19. My husband and I have been coming to Borrego Springs every winter for the last nine years and love it, in fact so much that we just bought a house here.

We are very aware of the water problem and plan to take conservative efforts immediately by curtailing our garden drip system drastically, for starters. We appreciate the individuals that shared their strategies. I think we all need to look at the bigger picture related to the water shortage. We can also look at what we eat and how it affects our water use.

Agricultural water (raising animals for food) use is 75 percent of global consumption. From When the rivers run Dry, by Fred Pearce: “It takes 3,000 gallons to grow the feed for enough cow to make a quarter pound hamburger and between 500 and 1,000 gallons for that cow to fill its udders with a quart of milk.”

MARlENE DOPP

Canby, OR and Borrego Springs

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