BWP Misses Mark With Conservation

First published in the Sept. 10 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

We have had a city pipe project going on for some time up the street from us and there have been a few days where we have had water rushing down the gutter and into the storm drain.
The stream was considerable and ran for at least six hours each day, and in my estimation was hundreds, if not thousands of gallons of water.
I really think that BWP could have thought through this much better and come up with a solution rather than just letting the water flow into the storm drain. One idea is they could have offered the water to residents to fill barrels, containers, etc.
As we [are in a] two-week moratorium of sprinkler use in the middle of a drought, I just think that BWP really missed the mark. It sounds like a bit of “do as I say not as I do” in regard to conservation.

Ken Smith
Burbak