Watered With Good Intentions
Pardon the excessively local character of this particular story
now capturing my imagination, but I cannot help but note it for the larger moral it brings us regarding environmental "experts" and their good intentions. It turns out that the month of September has brought with it a record number of water-main breaks in Los Angeles County. City engineers now openly speculate that the aging infrastructure cannot handle the watering restrictions imposed in the name of water conservation. Lawn and garden watering is now restricted to two specific days of the week. It does not take an active imagination to think through what has been the result. Water pressure is massively intensified on those two particular days as everyone rushes to water at the same time. Sink holes, disrupted water service, wasted water, and massive repair bills now plague an already over-taxed and under-served people. Yes, liberals . . . it's always a very good idea to trust the wisdom of bureaucrats to regulate the minute details of your life.
3:07 PM / September 24, 2009
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