Chinatown (movie)
'Chinatown' was just a movie; focus on real water solutions

To the editor: Like the movie "Chinatown," Gary Polakovic's piece is entertaining and sensational. But it omits key points. ("'Chinatown' in real life: In L.A., you have to follow the water," Op-Ed, June 19) For example, not one word is written about groundwater, a significant water source in California. Polakovic does not talk about designing more efficient systems to capture storm water runoff and thereby utilize the massive amounts of water that are presently lost to the ocean. Unmentioned is the promise of water recycling and the option of building more facilities to reuse water. Also, although desalination may not be a favored option at present,...