The region’s drought has not gotten as bad as it was in 2002. In fact, restrictions have been loosened a little bit.
From a post yesterday noting our efforts in 2002:
Promote bottled water and use paper plates. While we applaud anyone taking up the old “Act Local” mantra, we would counsel them to not forget its preceding phrase – “Think Global”. Even bottled water comes from somewhere, and the water and other resources that go into making plastic bottles and paper plates are likely to far outweigh the amount wasted from table service of tap water. Let’s just hope that things have progressed in the years since this article was written.
So – have we we progressed? We finally have a plan for a 50-year water supply plan (that, with all the red tape, might be implemented in the next 50 years). Awareness has been raised, but have we changed our mindsets?