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A court ruling could wash away incentives to conserve water
A court ruling could wash away incentives to conserve water

The rich, it turns out, use more water than the rest of us. The Times reported last week that residents of wealthy cities such as Beverly Hills use up to four times as much water, on average, than residents of neighboring Los Angeles, even during the current drought. Those folks in the 90210 might well respond, "So what? We pay for it." And of course they do, at higher rates per gallon as their usage increases. So is it their water and none of anyone else's business, or everyone's water and everyone's business? There is plenty of room in law, history and politics to support many different answers to those questions, and more to the point, to answer the...

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