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Growth promoted at expense of water


Last updated 2/14/2008 at Noon

Our leaders preach “no new taxes” at the same time they have us subsidizing growth.

Much of the water derived from our conservation and cutbacks goes to new development, and we all share in the cost of buying additional water for growth through increased water rates. But, they don’t call this a tax.

To their credit, the Water Authority is studying the feasibility of requiring new development to pay for their own water. A report on this is due sometime in April.

Agriculture is the biggest loser from water shortages because of cutbacks and escalating costs of water. Its decline is a...

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