Virden: Reader sees much waste in community

Posted 5/5/21

In response to your article (“Water committee discusses management plan,” Sun City West Independent, April 28, 2021), we have lived here five years and all we ever hear is things are really getting bad and we really need to do something.

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Virden: Reader sees much waste in community

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In response to your article (“Water committee discusses management plan,” Sun City West Independent, April 28, 2021), we have lived here five years and all we ever hear is things are really getting bad and we really need to do something.

Every year the same scenario but no action. I have two suggestions for starters.

Here in Sun City West, rainwater is not captured off the streets so it just flows away to waste. This should be retained and pumped to reservoirs for irrigation use.

Everywhere I go I see watering going on in the heat of mid-day. Last week, in the 90s, golf courses, parks, schoolyards and crops along Loop 303 get sprinklered. In Southern California in the 1980s we had laws mandated to watering at night. You can use 30% less water at 50-60 degrees when dark than 95 degrees in sunshine. The park I frequent in Surprise waters around 2 p.m. and the water that hits the cement evaporates before the sprinkler returns — that is a huge waste!

When will people wake up and act?

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