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Save water now, or face the consequences later
Save water now, or face the consequences later

To the editor: You would think that a serious drought would require serious action. But it seems that water use actually has gone up. The trouble is, as with global warming, too many people either deny the drought's existence or just think it needs to be waited out. ("L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought," Aug. 18) The threat of fines only makes it an obvious money grab and is irrelevant to the issue (no amount of money can replace water once it's gone for good). Reserving harsher measures until we reach a more advanced stage of the crisis makes little sense; why not do whatever possible to avoid reaching that stage? The only way people will...

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