[Vision2020] Water. Where do you stand on the issue?

Matt Decker mattd2107 at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 24 23:06:41 PDT 2006


I'm all ears. What would you suggest we do? Nils you said "Make changes in 
current policy and procedure that aim to conserve the
>aquifer by changing personal and collective behaviors".
I would open too consideration, without the anti growth aspect of it all. If 
we are going to continue to grow and have a future for our children here in 
Moscow Idaho we need to figure out if A. We have a water issue. B. how to 
solve is reasonably. C. do it so we can maintain who we are as Moscowanians.

There should allways be growth. To ignore this(not saying you or others are, 
just stating) will be the day this town becomes haunted by ghosts.


>From: Nils Peterson <nils_peterson at wsu.edu>
>To: <vision2020 at moscow.com>
>Subject: [Vision2020] Water. Where do you stand on the issue?
>Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 22:37:30 -0700
>I've seen a number of positions that could be characterized as thinking 
>a finite aquifer ought to be conserved in some way. Solomon proposed a 
>budget and a way to keep to it (pay for new use out of conservation
>elsewhere). Others seem to be willing to consider (or have implemented) 
>changes in their life style. And Donovan Arnold has outlined the course 
>says pass the problem on and let others solve it.
>Maybe we could break the audience into three camps:
>* Make changes in current policy and procedure that aim to conserve the
>aquifer by changing personal and collective behaviors.
>* Be concerned, wish for conservation, but be reluctant to significantly
>change one's own water habits. How do you feel about imposing change on
>other's preferences/habits? Consider the choice of making the Cemetery 
>or brown this August.
>* Its a non-problem, it can be solved by others if it becomes a problem
>Any one care to improve the categories or venture the numbers of people
>(maybe Moscow voters) in each group?
>Anyone care to pose a ballot item or Council action that would garner the
>support of a majority? -- you need to capture the center and one of the
>other camps.
>On 4/24/06 9:37 PM, "vision2020-request at moscow.com"
><vision2020-request at moscow.com> wrote:
> > I say we continue to pump water from the aquifer. In the year 2306  
>A.D., when
> > we run out of water, then we can look and see what options  we have 
> > for water usage.
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