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Make California's water hogs pay
Make California's water hogs pay

To the editor: I hope you received lots of outraged letters about the jaw-droppingly selfish customer who asked whom he should sue for the decrease in his property's value when his landscaping dies. Meanwhile, the Desert Water Agency general manager who serves this customer, David Luker, had the gall to complain that his agency loses money when people conserve. ("Jerry Brown faces fight over mandatory water cuts," April 16) Luker was interviewed on KPCC last week and said that residents of his district consume about 160 gallons of water per day per person. On the same show, Compton public works official Chad Blais (also quoted in The Times) said that if his city complies...