I was interested in Mr. Diether’s letter (“Our crisis is year-round,” Jan. 20): he makes very good points.
We cannot confuse weather (and recent torrential rains) with climate – climate change is inarguable and our now-routine droughts confirm that. It is madness to continue subdivision approval and development without serious changes to our water use regime.
A start would be, clearly, requiring rainwater retention for all new homes. If the owners don’t require the water for yards or gardens, they could offer it to neighbours.
Small steps, yes, but at least they are steps away from the status quo, which is blindingly obviously not working.
Doug Baker, Hopkins Landing