Out of Touch and Out of Water

I was frankly surprised that the Leader-Post actually brought up climate change in their editorial that is otherwise a little out of touch.

It would have been nice if they interviewed Dave Sauchyn. I learned from him a couple years ago at a provincial conference that the Palliser Triangle is prone to droughts (regardless of human generated climate changes) that can last decades.

Doubtless we’ll all have renewed respect for the water we too often take for granted once this episode is behind us. And the city and its water treatment experts will hopefully figure out a way to prevent a recurrence.

Nope. It’s happened before that Regina’s been on backup wells from a Buffalo Pound supply problem. Many times in the past years in fact, and nothing stopped this crisis because Regina wastes way too much water.

Some ideas, however, seem ridiculous, including bathing in a tub with “only a couple of centimetres of water” and — bizarrely — to “reduce toilet flushing”.

It’s “ridiculous” to reduce toilet flushing by switching to a model that uses less water, not flushing when not necessary, and even going to a water-free model of composting toilet? It’s bizarre to poop into drinking water, frankly.

If you can’t get clean in a bath with 2cm of water, how dirty or unimaginative are you?

poop into water

No, if the City wants to be serious about saving lots of water, they should consider my plan to require new housing construction to have a greywater system.

we believe there’s a limit to the goodwill and patience the city can expect from its citizens, who have a right to expect service after paying water and sewer utility rate increases

City politicians will tell the Rockies to melt their glaciers faster, the polluted water growing algae to stop it, and notify the sky it must rain more west of here. There’s a limit to the goodwill and patience we have with those factors you know. We’ve paid for it, after all?!

Is this really the average Reginan’s mentality?

reginaguy22 writes:
ridiculous, every month, our water bill is anywhere from $80-$100. times that with the population of this city, lets say 210.000. what does that give the city (for its water bill only)? $16,800,000-$21,000,000.

the terrible part? the city keeps increasing our bills! what is the city of Regina doing with all of this money?! major increases in all rates (property, natural gas, water, electrical, heat, etc etc etc) have started around the same time the new stadium was announced….
Makes a person wonder just how bad the money management is in this city.

And to be honest. I will most likely stop conserving my water after today.

This is solely to blame on the city for not understanding what a city actually needs.


For one thing, 210,000 people don’t each have a water bill, so don’t trust that estimate technique. And not conserving doesn’t let you win over the City or Mother Nature either.


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