Yes! I was trying to abide by the rules but when I saw a CMA employee watering the Main Avenue beach yesterday I decided all bets were off. He was wetting down an area near the boardwalk for a youth group to play. Would it not be a no brainer to have the kids relocate and play near the water’s edge??
The judicious watering I did pales in comparison to the automatic sprinklers seen right here in the Grove,along with the wasted water used to to rinse off beach toys. Seriously, does a kid’s sand pail need to washed clean of every grain of sand? If people love our beach so much they shouldn’t mind taking home a little bit of sand in the car! And as for the woman who was washing her food container lid in the south end water fountain today, I say.,”GO HOME.”
Rain barrels are a wonderful and come in various shapes and sizes for the space impaired. Throw a bucket under that window AC unit to collect the water condensation. Why be bad when you can be resourceful?
Yes, but not directly except when I transplanted. I’ve been collecting the water we usually waste waiting for it to reach the right temperature out of the faucet or the shower head. It’s close to a gallon each shower, enough to dribble on my flowers and perk them up. Keep a bucket next to the shower and a pot next to the sink.
Direct or indirect. Carol, I wish I had thought of this distinction when formulating the poll question. I suppose that some people (who knows how many?) such as you might answer “yes” but they would not be violating the ban. The poll question says watering “despite the ban” so I hope you and other devoted water protectors would have voted “no.” (i.e. you are watering, but not in violation of the ban).
The declaration said a “ban on outdoor use of water.” But it’s hard to imagine that the ban would include the recycling of water such as collecting excess water in the shower or saving water that one used for cooking. All these conservation methods use water that would have been wasted otherwise.
So it’s a question of “what is is.” We need a Talmudic scholar to parse this situation. Any rabbis in OG? Or perhaps Bill Clinton is available.
Yes I used my sprinklers, but in concession to the ban, it was every other day. Why ruin hundreds of dollars of flowers and hours of effort bc someone was stupid! It wasn’t like we didn’t have it, just that they needed to fix it! Sorry to be cranky! But, concessions were made. I used bottled water instead of tap and showered every other day and only flushed once! OK….maybe more than once….LOL!
I think watering a lawn would be highly wasteful during the ban, but a combination of collected/recycled water and some hose water on your veggies, ornamental plants and flowers doesn’t seem like a big deal. Some plants will simply just die if you don’t water them and I can’t see that as much of an option. I only shower about three times a week, so I don’t feel so terrible. I collect the water from two central air outputs and one regular air conditioner here in BB. It doesn’t amount to that much but in the long term I’m sure the landlord notices it. Everything is mainly in pots so drying out is more of a problem for me. The lawn here is not an issue, though. It’s half brown even in the shade of a tree. Mowing it high and not so often is probably what kept it from going totally brown. I want nothing to do with that neat, butchered, 1/3 of an inch look.