Q: Dear Owlie, 

I have seen a lot of outreach that focuses on conserving water.  However, with all of the rains we have been having, is it still necessary to conserve?

The Rain Wonderer


A: Dear Rain Wonderer:

I am so glad to hear that you have been noticing messages that focus on the need to conserve water.  It is important for the community to pay attention to these types of messages and take action to protect our precious natural resource.  Although the rain does help the region with water supply, we need to make water-use efficiency a way of life.  Water-use efficiency means that we need to recognize our water supply conditions and be resourceful when utilizing this supply.  Our water supply conditions are uncertain, and as environmental stewards we must ALWAYS do our part to use water wisely and protect our water supply.