This is nuts. The EPD wants to stop people from filling up their swimming pools because of the droughts.
What it means, basically, is that rich homeowners will be able to have swimming pools because they can afford the well water or out of state water to fill up their pools. Middle income and lower income families will not be able to do so. Likewise, prohibiting pool refills will devalue homes that have pools — who wants an empty pit or algae swamp in their backyard?!
This is nuts.
Had they taken Jace’s idea on market based water pricing, we wouldn’t be in this mess.
It’s time to shut down the EPD.