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Perspective - June 20, 2008

Shout drought

East Bay Municipal Water District has mandated that all children's water features in the parks be turned off, to deal with the current water shortage after the last two dry winters. When the weather is mild, it is easy to agree with turning off the water features. But when a hot spell strikes, it is hard to believe that Danville area families will not seek some type of water play for their children. In the absence of water features in the parks, people will be more inclined to bring out the wading pools and the Slip 'n Slides to let everyone cool off, which could result in greater water usage. This should be taken into consideration before ordering the town to turn off the water features.

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